SOCI 6400 Body and Society 3/0/3
Prerequisite: Graduate-level standing or consent of Instructor
Analyzes the emerging centrality of the body and embodied experience in contemporary sociology. Focuses on the practices which produce the varying social significances of the body, the processes of control and regulation, and the ways these are embodied, reproduced, and resisted. Possible topics include emotion, health, childhood, aging, diet, punishment, gender and sexuality, desire and eroticism, consumption, media, art, cultural politics, race and ethnicity, class, education, leisure, technology, ethics and law, and others.