Sex and the City: Sexual Behaviours and Sexual Citizenship

For Undergraduates

What is human sexuality? How can we understand erotic desires? Why are some forms of sexualities being constructed as ‘normal’ while others are considered as ‘deviant’?

We will study closely how new forms of intimacy question our common ways of understanding romantic relationships and erotic desires. We will also examine the intersectionality of social factors that affect how we have come to understand sexualities. These social factors include gender, class, race, ethnicity, and health status. Students will be introduced to readings that cover feminisms, gay and lesbian studies, queer theory, and contemporary sociological theories on the body.

Key topics include beauty myth and body politics, transgenderism and intersexuality, sexual morality and religion, homosexuality, sexual citizenship and sexual politics, sex work and pornography, urban space of desire, BDSM and sexuality education.

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