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
Instructor: 
Jamgochian, Amy
Instructor: 
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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