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Being Together: Affect, Care and the Politics of Experimental Kinship

SOC 243
Fall 2023
Section: 01  
Course Cluster and Certificates: Queer Studies, Urban Studies

This course looks at unique and experimental forms of kinship, community, and intimacy through the implicit and explicit challenges they offer to the foundational role of the privatized family unit to civic and economic life. We will look at historical examples of collectives, communes, and intentional communities to explore the challenges and possibilities of alternative forms of being, living, and working together. This course will also focus on college as a perhaps unique context for work about and involving friendship and collaboration, and will involve students in creative and analytical projects. There will be a specific focus on digital culture and social media, aging and vulnerability, interspecies companionship, and the politics of affect.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS SOC
Course Format: DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: SOC151
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Past Enrollment Probability: 50% - 74%

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