|Unit(s): 3.0||Level(s): IV||Term(s): Fall||Offered?: Yes|
This course introduces students to a socio-historical understanding of sexual difference otherwise known as “sexual deviancy”. The approach taken will differ significantly from psychological and psychiatric approaches in which sexual difference is understood as pathology and/or perversion. By taking a socio-historical approach, we will be able to chart how various desires and behaviours deemed sexual, have been conceptualized and categorized as unnatural, deviant and in need of study and regulation. Particular focus will be paid to the social construction of homosexuality, female sexuality, swinging and SM.