ANTHRCUL 356 - Topics in Sociocultural Anthropology
Section: 001 LQBTQ Communities
Term: WN 2008
Subject: Anthropology, Cultural (ANTHRCUL)
Department: LSA Anthropology
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
ULWR
Advisory Prerequisites:
ANTHRCUL 101.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s).
Primary Instructor:

In the late 19th century, sexual diversity was largely classified as a medical issue and understood within various medical, biological, or psychological frameworks. Differences in sexual preferences were understood as properties of individual physiology or psyche. Nonetheless, the existence of urban sexual subcultures circa 1900 was already observed in the medical literatures of the period. A small ethnographic literature on sexually specialized communities and institutions in urban settings was established by the mid twentieth century. As movements for civil equality of sexual populations expanded, so too did the scholarly literatures on such populations. This course will begin with early sexological reports on urban sexual populations, trace the emergence of a sexual ethnography in sociology in the mid-1960s, and sample the growing anthropological and historical literatures on lgbtq communities in North America. The course will also situate contemporary sexual diversity in the context of urban geography and urban studies.

ANTHRCUL 356 - Topics in Sociocultural Anthropology
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
P
26291
Open
3
 
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Note: (Meets with WomenStd 340.001)
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