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SOCL19073 The Body, Sexuality & Society
This course introduces students to a branch of sociology
that has seen rapid theoretical and empirical growth over the past
10 years. It examines some of the new methodologies and theories
for understanding the gendered and sexual dimensions of the body
in its different contexts: health and fitness, illness and disability,
identity formation, ageing, sport, entertainment, politics and work.
Specifically, it considers how bodies and sexualities have been socially
constructed and reconstructed, critically discusses the social structures
and processes which generate identities, and the relative strengths
of some contemporary sociological frameworks for the analysis of
the body and sexualities.
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This handbook was correct as at: 07-May-2002