Gender Studies | Sexual Politics
G102 | 5862 | Christen, Kim


Sexual Politics examines the ways in which sex and gender become
political - in the U.S. and in other societies. The course examines
a range of issues and questions which demonstrate how the analysis
of gender broadens our understanding of what counts as 'political',
for instance: Why are men expected to be soldiers but, typically,
women are not? What happens when governments presume women will
physically take care of, and men will materially provide for
children? Why and how is it that politics and public life become
gendered and sexualized? How does the gendered character of public
life affect legislation, public policies, research directions, and
everyday existence? Such questions permit alternative visions of
political theory and strategies.