COMM 820 - Special Topics in the Humanities Tradition
Section: 001 Sexual Publics
Term: FA 2017
Subject: Communication Studies (COMM)
Department: LSA Communication Studies
With permission of instructor.
May be repeated for a maximum of 15 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
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This class investigates what communication as a discipline brings to the study of sexual publics. Rather than assuming sex is a private matter, we will analyze the ways publics are constituted through sexual practices and representations; how changing ideas about sex have been communicated to “the public”; and how these discourses of sexuality construct their audience. We will consider sexual cultures from a transnational perspective and in historical context. The course will address how structural hierarchies such as gender, race, sexual identification, age, and location help to shape sexual publics.

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COMM 820 - Special Topics in the Humanities Tradition
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001 (SEM)
M 4:00PM - 7:00PM
Note: Reserved for graduate students only.
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ISBN: 9780814719206
Times Square red, Times Square blue, Author: Samuel R. Delany., Publisher: New York University Press 4th printi 2001
ISBN: 9780822339472
Desiring China : experiments in neoliberalism, sexuality, and public culture, Author: Lisa Rofel., Publisher: Duke University Press 2007
ISBN: 9780822356264
Queen for a day : transformistas, beauty queens, and the performance of femininity in Venezuela, Author: Marcia Ochoa. 2014
ISBN: 9780814731932
Out in the country : youth, media, and queer visibility in rural America, Author: Mary L. Gray., Publisher: New York university press 2009
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