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2020-2021 Catalog

A&S 252 Bodies in Society

This course provides an overview of sociological perspectives on bodies and embodiment. In this course, we will discuss the ways in which the body is socially constructed and controlled through institutions such as medicine, criminal justice, media, etc. We will explore how the social construction of bodies is shaped by social structures such as race, class, and gender. To explore these topics, we will analyze the works of important classical and contemporary social thinkers. [GM1]


A&S 102 or A&S 103