ANTHRCUL 458 - Topics in Cultural Anthropology
Section: 001 Sex Panics in the US and the UK: 1890's to 1990's
Term: WN 2008
Subject: Anthropology, Cultural (ANTHRCUL)
Department: LSA Anthropology
Advisory Prerequisites:
Junior & above/permission of instructor.
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
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Periodically, large scale social movements provoked or mobilized by anxiety about sexuality have raged through British or American society. These “sex panics” generally leave in their wake deposits of social policy, law, attitude, and practice. This course will explore the paradigm of “sex panics” and examine several case studies, including anti-prostitution movements in Britain and the US, progressive era conflicts over age of consent, female sexual precocity and juvenile justice in the US, the eruption of concern over sexual psychopaths in the 1930s-1950s, and anti-homosexual crusades in the 1940s and 1950s. The lingering legacies of these conflicts and their imprint on more contemporary conflicts will be explored.

ANTHRCUL 458 - Topics in Cultural Anthropology
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001 (SEM)
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Note: (Meets with Womenstd 428 & RCSSCI 428)
002 (SEM)
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: (Meets with REES 405.001)
003 (SEM)
Tu 10:00AM - 1:00PM
Note: (Meets with Asian 480.004 & History 498.001)
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