Spring 2011 not offered
This course addresses the modern relationship among 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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