HIST 502 A - Prob in Comparative History - Prob in Compartive Hist
Intensive comparative examinations of particular issues in the histories of multiple countries, cultures or periods; emphasizes methodology, the discipline of comparative history, and the nature of historiography in a cross-cultural and interdisciplinary context. Course Information: May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours. Class Schedule Information: Topics will be listed in the department's course guide at http://www.history.uiuc.edu.
Topic: Bodies, Genders, Sexualities Description: This comparative graduate course will investigate how scholars have approached the body, gender, and sexuality as objects of historical inquiry. In what ways is the history of the body inextricable from histories of power, culture, modernization, emotion, medicine, crime, and urbanization- What is sexuality- How is it practiced, produced, policed, constructed, represented, liberated, controlled- How is the body gendered- How and when is it racialized- Topics may include colonial/postcolonial sexual economies, the body and illness, sexology, reproduction and the state, disabilities, pornography, sexual education, gender performance, bodily adornment and mutilation. This course focuses primarily on modern Europe but may also make comparative forays into Persia, Latin America, Asia, and the United States. Because our aim is to learn to analyze and write about critical historiographical debates, our readings will be chosen not for their ge
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Course Level: Graduate