36/90:463 Body Studies [Mason]

Prerequisite: 9 credit hours in Sociology or Gender & Women's Studies or permission of Instructor.

This course is a senior seminar designed to build on canonical and contemporary sociological, queer, and feminist theory. In this course, we will grapple with the following questions: What is the body? Is the body natural? What do bodies tell us about ourselves, about others? What kinds of information can we glean from the body? How is embodiment and identity connected? What is the history of classifying the body and bodily differences? How do bodily differences connect to social inequality? How is stigma mapped onto the body? What are acceptable bodily differences? Which are unacceptable? How can the body be in space? How can we be in spaced with other bodies?

Cross-registered with (Sociology) 90:463.
3 seminar hours per week, one term.

Instructor: Corinne Mason