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Global Sex

This course explores the culture of neoliberalism in terms of its specifically gendered dynamics. It will engage three related moments that map the transformation of human relations, moving out from the most intimate of human bonds to the broadly political: (1) the shifting nature of human connectedness-of intimacy, family, community, national unity; (2) the commodification of sexual relations recast as sexual revolution for some, sexual slavery for others; and (3) the emergence of rigidly fundamentalist and patriarchal discourses globally.

GLOBAL ST 717 / CULTR ST 717 / ENGLISH 717

Global Sex

Unit(s): 3.0 Level(s): Graduate Term(s): Offered?: No

This course explores the culture of neoliberalism in terms of its specifically gendered dynamics. It will engage three related moments that map the transformation of human relations, moving out from the most intimate of human bonds to the broadly political: (1) the shifting nature of human connectedness-of intimacy, family, community, national unity; (2) the commodification of sexual relations recast as sexual revolution for some, sexual slavery for others; and (3) the emergence of rigidly fundamentalist and patriarchal discourses globally.