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POLI 4931 Honors Seminar: Body Politics (Fall: 3 )

Course Description

What does politics have to do with the human body? States seek to regulate bodies and intimate matters involving bodies, in relation to race, sexual activity, sexual orientation, gender identity, reproduction, and medical care. States also inflict, or permit the infliction, of great harm to bodies, in the form of torture, disappearances, lynching, and other acts of violence. A wide range of social movements have emerged to challenge state policies and practices with respect to bodies, such as civil rights and anti-racism, feminist, LGBT, and human rights movements. This course explores the relationship between the public realm of politics and the personal realm of the body, considering a range of issues, time periods, and regions of the world.

Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Jennie Purnell

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 17-Feb-16