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Sex, Gender, and Subversion: An Introduction to Queer Anthropology

S. Freyaldenhoven

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Course Description

From sex between straight men in fraternities to young girls dedicated to and raised as ‘husbands’ of a goddess, we will explore practices of gender and sexuality that run counter to heterosexual and cisgender norms. Through ethnographies, media, and lively class discussions, this course offers an introduction to issues of gender and sexual subversion globally as well as basic concepts that animate discussions of queer anthropology/theory. Course materials will impart an understanding of how sexuality and gender intersect with questions regarding race, class, caste, dis/ability, religion, neoliberalism, (post)colonialism, power, and other thematic issues.

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