Lecture 8 from the “Gender and Sexuality Studies” Course
This lecture digs into the subtle study of sexuality within the area of sociology, illuminating a twofold framework that splits the investigation into two major sections. The first section examines sexuality in the context of individual interactions. This includes everything from casual sexual interactions to the complexity of sexual monogamy, prostitution, and the frightening dynamics of sexual violence, such as rape. The lecture dives into the sociological aspects of these personal connections, examining the cultural institutions and power dynamics that shape and impact them. The second main section of investigation broadens the scope by investigating the deep influence of social institutions on human sexuality. The family, politics, education systems, religious organizations, and the media are among the key institutions investigated. The lecture investigates how these societal foundations impact sexual norms, attitudes, and expectations. It sheds light on how family structures and politics influence the formation of sexual identities, how educational systems impart sexual knowledge and values, the role of religious beliefs in influencing sexual norms, and the pervasive influence of media on shaping societal attitudes toward sex.
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Seidman, S., Fischer, N. L., & Meeks, C. (Eds.). (2011). Introducing the new sexuality studies. Routledge.
Lecturer: Dr. Shaban Darakchi, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Date: 22 November 2023
Time: 16:00-18:00 (EET) / (15:00-17:00 CET)
Form of event: Online session via Zoom
Registration: You can register from the button on the right.
Language of the lecture: Bulgarian
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