Rhetorics of Sexual Exchange and Sexual Difference
General Catalog Course Title:
Rhetorics of Sexual Exchange and Sexual Difference
Terms Offered:
Spring 2016
Spring 2015
Spring 2014
Spring 2013
Course Thread: 
Human Rights
Jamgochian, Amy
Pheng Cheah

This course examines the centrality of sexual difference and sexual exchange to the structuring of societies, cultures, and political life. Possible topics include theories of desire and corporeality; the figure of woman as object of exchange in historical and contemporary contexts such as Sati, prostitution, surrogacy and IVF, and the global traffic in female labor; and an examination of how sexual difference functions as a blind-spot in theories of culture, society, and economy.

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