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

Spring 2007

SOC 395G • Sociology of Sexualities & Qualitative Methodologies

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
46505 T
4:00 PM-7:00 PM
BUR 214

Course Description

This course examines the different qualitative methodologies in the sociology of sexualities. The goals of this graduate seminar are: 1) to examine major qualitative approaches for the study of sexuality from a sociological perspective; 2) to discuss the issues and concerns with regard to gender, race and ethnicity, class, same-gender sexualities, and activism associated with sexuality research in the social sciences; and 3) to discuss and critique published sexuality research based on qualitative methodologies.


(1) Laura M. Carpenter, Virginity Lost (New York University) (2) Wendy Chapkis, Live Sex Acts (Routledge) (3) Tanya Erzen, Straight to Jesus (University of California) (4) Gloria González-López, Erotic Journeys (University of California) (5) Laud Humphreys, Tearoom Trade (Aldine De Gruyter) (6) Mieka Loe, The Rise of Viagra (New York University) (7) Arlene Stein, Sex and Sensibility (University of California) (8) Kathy Charmaz, Constructing Grounded Theory (Sage) And course reader


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