RCSSCI 428 - Sex Panics in the US and UK since 1890
Section: 001
Term: WN 2010
Subject: RC Social Sciences (RCSSCI)
Department: LSA Residential College
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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.

RCSSCI 428 - Sex Panics in the US and UK since 1890
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001 (SEM)
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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