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Robert Crosnoe, Chair CLA 3.306, Mailcode A1700, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-232-6300

Fall 2008

SOC 321K • Sexuality Across Mexican Cultures

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
46540 TTh
2:00 PM-3:30 PM
BUR 212
GONZÁLEZ-LÓPEZ

Course Description

This course offers critical sociological examinations of the sex lives of women and men of Mexican origin (both U.S.-born populations and foreign born) and analyzes their experiences of sexuality, intimacy, relationships, and sexual health in Mexican American communities and Mexican territory, paying special attention to these processes within contexts of migration. The course focuses on Mexican and Mexican American populations, however, we will study their parallel experiences of sexuality with women and men from other U.S. Latino and Latin American cultures. The course will analyze why and how women and men experience sexuality not in isolation, but rather within specific gendered contexts including family, culture, religion, and society in general.

Grading Policy

Class participation and attendance 10%
Mid term exam 35%
Final exam 35%
Pop quizzes 20%

Texts

González-López, Gloria, Erotic Journeys: Mexican Immigrants and Their Sex Lives, California, 2005
Gutmann, Matthew C., Fixing Men: Sex, Birth Control, and AIDS in Mexico, California, 2007
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