This course explores how identities, whether of individuals or groups, are produced, maintained, and transformed.
Students will be introduced to various theoretical perspectives that deal with identity formation, including constructions of “the normal.” We will explore the utility of these perspectives for understanding identity components such as gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, religion, language, social class, and bodily difference. By semester’s end students will understand better how an individual can be at once cause and consequence of society, a unique agent of social action as well as a social product.
- Introduction to Course Unlimited
- Studying Identity and Difference: Concepts Unlimited
- Analytic Perspectives: Bodies Unlimited
- Analytic Perspectives: What is “Identity?” “Difference?” Unlimited
- Analytic Perspectives: Deviance Unlimited
- Deviance and Stigma: The Outer Limits of Identity Unlimited
- Sexuality Unlimited
- Gender Unlimited
- Religion; Social Class Unlimited
- Race Unlimited
- Race, Gender, Ethnicity I Unlimited
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