Gender Studies | Cultural Politics of Sexuality
G704 | 26996 | Bailey, M


Of all the great innovations of the twentieth century, the emergence
of the modern discourse of sexuality must certainly rank highly in
terms of the effect it has had on the culture and politics of
everyday life.  This course examines the cultural and political
implications of sexuality’s emergence as a public discourse during
the twentieth century.  Specifically, it examines certain limit
cases in which the ostensibly private matters of sexual behavior and
sexual identity have given rise to very public controversies about
the cultural and political values of society at large.