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The Social Body

CHUM 323
Spring 2013
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: SOC 323
Certificates: Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory

This seminar addresses and bridges two primary themes. First, we will examine the multiple ways that the social body has been conceptualized by sociologists and other social thinkers--for example, as a mass, public, population, multitude, and network--and the sociopolitical implications of these conceptualizations, particularly at the present moment. Second, we will examine the human body as a site where the social materializes and is rendered legible--for example, through processes of racing, sexing/gendering, and disciplining, and through the circulation of sensation, emotion, and affect. By interweaving these two strands, we will draw out and interrogate assumptions about space, place, and identity that underlie notions of the ontological integrity of the individual and the social and explore possible alternatives to current conceptualizations of the individual and the social.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS SOC
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: SOC151
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)(CSCT)(FGSS)(SOC)(STS)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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