Queer Ethnography

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Queer Ethnography

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University of Toronto

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This course explores, first, how and where forms of desire and sexual practice have become sites of anthropological inquiry and exemplars of particular cultural logics. Tracing, then, the “transnational turn” in the anthropology of sexuality, the course engages important debates about culture, locality, and globalization. By focusing on the transnational movement of desires, practices, and pleasures through activisms, mass media, and tourism, the course asks how sex is global and how globalization is thoroughly sexed. Course material will stress, but not be limited to, forms of same-sex or otherwise “queer” sexualities.

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      • Prerequisite: ANT 207H and any 300-level course in Society, Culture and Language

Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Social Science course
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)


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