WOMENSTD 698 - Special Seminar
Section: 004
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Women's Studies (WOMENSTD)
Department: LSA Women's Studies
Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Advisory Prerequisites:
Graduate standing, and one graduate course in WOMENSTD.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

In the late 1970s, a series of acrimonious conflicts relating to sexual conduct and representation broke out among feminists. These included pornography, prostitution, transsexuality, casual sex, sadomasochism, adolescent and childhood sexuality, lesbian butch/femme relationships among lesbians, and gay male sexual cultures. The roles of sexual imagery and behaviors in the creation and maintenance of male supremacy, and their causal relationships to violence against women, were contested with unusual intensity. These debates peaked in the mid 1980s, but still smolder. While these topics have largely subsided within feminism, they have not disappeared. Moreover, ideas that were once found only in obscure feminist journals have become important fixtures in many areas of political rhetoric and social policy. They have become institutionalized in government agencies, non-profit foundations, and public opinion. Many contemporary conflicts over issues such as pornography, prostitution, and trafficking recycle tactics, rhetoric, and assumptions first pioneered among feminists over thirty years ago. This seminar will examine the literatures and sources for some of these topics in order to better understand the history of these conflicts and their lingering legacies in current debates, law, and policy.

Class Format:

Seminar

WOMENSTD 698 - Special Seminar
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
28726
Open
5
5Graduate Standing
-
Th 4:00PM - 7:00PM
Note: This course is open primarily to first- and second-year Women's Studies doctoral students, by permission of the department. Other Women's Studies PhD students may enroll, with permission of the department.
002 (SEM)
P
21999
Closed
0
 
-
M 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Note: Graduate students only.
003 (SEM)
P
29105
Open
5
 
-
M 5:00PM - 8:00PM
004 (SEM)
P
29106
Open
11
4RACKHAM Grad
-
W 1:00PM - 4:00PM
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