Body, intimacy and sexuality
How do you think of your body? Where do you start when you think about your own body? To what degree do you have control of your body, or is it subject to the production of the multi-faceted social, cultural and political processes? Our body is not simply what we have and what we do things with and to – because we are bodies.
What is the role of body in intimacy, is it physical or emotional or sexual? Who and how are we supposed to do intimacy with? How about sexuality?
Course learning outcomes
On completing the course, students should be able to:
Understand key theoretical concepts and debates in the field of sexualities and sociology of the body.
Analyse the role of civil society and government on the regulation of bodies, intimacies and sexualities.
Reflect on their own narratives and construction of bodies, intimacies and sexualities.
Gain critical tools in conducting ethnographic research on bodies, intimacies and sexualities in contemporary social life.
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Malacrida, C. & J. Low eds. 2016. Sociology of the Body: A Reader (2/e). Don Mills, Ontario: Oxford University Press
McLelland, M. & V. Mackie eds. 2015. Routledge Handbook of Sexuality Studies in East Asia. London: Routledge