The prime concern of this course is to provide an introduction to sexuality studies. One of the key aims will be to consider the sociologically significant developments around the study of sexuality, rights and citizenship, including changes in lesbian and gay equality. A theoretical background of constructionism will be used. Term two looks at contemporary developments through citizenship, globalisation, heteronormativity, and gender.

Provisional Overview of Spring

Introducing Queer Theory; Sexuality and feminism; Queering Kinship: Rethinking Transgression; Sexing Citizenship: Sexual Dissidence and the Nation-State; Homo Economics: Sexuality, Employment and the Pink Economy; Sexuality and Space: Beyond the Queer Metropolis; The Heteronormative Gaze: Contemporary Queer Representations; Sexuality and Globalization; Researching Sexualities: Notes from the Field

Learning & Teaching Methods:
The course will be taught in the format of a weekly lecture followed by a class. In the first session we will develop our arrangements for work during the term. Typically there will be a lecture followed by a discussion and some student presentations.