SOC 495 - Topics in Sociology
Section: 003 Diagnosis, Sex, and Society
Term: FA 2014
Subject: Sociology (SOC)
Department: LSA Sociology
Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Consent:
With permission of department.
Advisory Prerequisites:
One introductory course in Sociology.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

Diagnoses are often viewed as disinterested scientific descriptions of objectively "real" entities. In contrast, this course approaches diagnoses as social artifacts and collective achievements: objects created in, and marked by, particular socio-historical contexts, leading to an assortment of moral and political consequences. The course surveys an array of historical and contemporary diagnoses, but focuses on medicalized categories related to sexuality, sex, and gender (e.g., onanism, hysteria, nymphomania, inversion, homosexuality, FSD, GID, ED, and the paraphilias). Along the way we consider various diagnosis-related phenomena, such as disease mongering, diagnostic advocacy, enhancements and "lifestyle" drugs, the rise of diagnostic biopsychiatry, and medical social control.

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SOC 495 - Topics in Sociology
Schedule Listing
002 (LEC)
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24078
Closed
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
003 (LEC)
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29640
Open
Wolv. Access
 
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MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
004 (LEC)
P
31480
Open
Wolv. Access
 
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WF 12:00PM - 2:30PM
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Note:
Other readings available as PDFs via CTools.
ISBN: 9780801885853
The medicalization of society : on the transformation of human conditions into treatable disorders, Author: Conrad, Peter, 1945-, Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press 2007
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