Law and Sexuality

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Political Science

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Law & Sexuality

Fall 2018

Taught By: Mayra Cotta Cardozo De Souza

Section: A

CRN: 7531

Credits: 4

This course will deal with the issue of Sexuality and how it relates to the Law, examining the role of legal institutions, legislation, rules and standards in regulating, controlling, forming and conforming Sexuality. The aim will be to critically analyze and to historically contextualize the political, moral and ideological factors that produce the norms regarding Sexuality, while properly comprehending the key concepts of gender, identity, body and sexual practices. Contemporary debates located at the intersection of Law and Sexuality – like the recognition of prostitution as legitimate labor, access to abortion, legalization of marriage for non-heterosexual couples, the rights concerning transgender people, to name a few – will be discussed against a twofold underpinning, which will be gradually developed: first, how the liberal theory that guided capitalism formation has universalized and de-historicized Law, separating the legal from the political and creating an abstract subject that suppresses a plurality of subjectivities; second, how Sexuality has traditionally been a central battling field where political struggles concealed as legal/ juridical disputes have been dealing with the tension between assimilation and anti-capitalism resistance.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Political Science (LPOL)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 11:55am 12/12/2018

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Times: 11:55am - 1:35pm

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 1009

Date Range: 8/28/2018 - 12/13/2018