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GSFS 339 - Prostitution and Social Control: Governing Loose Women

FC SSCI CD WADV
4 credits
Prostitution is a site of easy truths and inevitable conflict because of cultural ambiguities about sexuality, gender, ethnicity and citizenship. We probe these intersecting meanings by reviewing the wide range of empirical meanings attributed to prostitution and the ways modern forces have transformed them, especially the state. Taking cues from Michel Foucault, we analyze why recent legal solutions cannot fulfill expectations and discuss how the social control of prostitution might actually cause it.
Prerequisites & Notes: Related intermediate course in these departments. Closed to first year students.
This course is cross-listed with SOCI 338




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