Crime and Violence in the 20th-Century United States|
Fall 2007 not offered
This course addresses the modern relationship between sex, desire, criminal activity, and the broader political consequences of conservative political interventions into sexual subcultures. Topics include the marketing/censorship of persons and images of persons to a potentially desiring public; the historical emergence of women and juveniles as potentially exploitable persons, or victims, particularly liable to injury through their own desire or the desire of others; the transformation of criminal perversion from private vice to public threat; and the postmodern paradox of the family as a privatized realm that has the statutory protection of the state, but must be policed by it in the interests of a national sex/gender system.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
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Jane Gallop, FEMINIST ACCUSED OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT
John Gerassi, THE BOYS OF BOISE
Timothy J. Gilfoyle, CITY OF EROS
James Kincaid, EROTIC INNOCENCE
Laura Kipnis, BOUND AND GAGGED
Catherine McKinnon, ONLY WORDS
Nadine Strossen, DEFENDING PORNOGRAPHY
Adele Stan, ed. DEBATING SEXUAL CORRECTNESS
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Weekly response papers and a 15-20 pp. research paper
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Students may count this in the queer studies concentration in AMST, and in the Gender and U.S. concentrations in the history department.
Students whose attempt to register fails should submit an enrollment request, but should not e-mail the professor.
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