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Oct 22, 2015 by Maureen Kentoff (mkentoff)
SOC 6273 : The Sex Industry
Thu, 22 Oct 2015 19:52:13 GMT
Tue, 10 Feb 2015 16:48:37 GMT
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AS-MA: Asian Studies
GC-MA: Global Communication
GGP-GC: Graduate Certificate in Global Gender Policy
IAGGP-MA: International Affairs, Global Gender Policy Concentration
IAIAD-MA: International Affairs, International Affairs and Development Concentration
Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
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The Sex Industry
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The Sex Industry
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Sociological examination of prostitution, pornography, and other forms of sex work in the United States and internationally. Topics include theoretical perspectives, structure of the sex industry, workers’ experiences, gender issues, political conflicts, and policy implications.
As a result of this course, students will be able to: (1) examine alternative perspectives on sex work and the empirical validity of each perspective, (2) identify the wide variety of practices that fall under the rubric of sex work as well as socially structured variations in the experiences of workers, customers, and third parties, (3) investigate how sex work is portrayed in popular culture, (4) assess of public policies, including alternatives to the status quo (e.g., criminalization of currently legal practices, decriminalization or legalization of currently illegal practices), and (5) engage in creative thinking (“outside the box”) about the subject matter.
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CCAS - GCR:Social & Behavioral
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Mon, 12 Jan 2015 02:58:56 GMT
Rollback: Please add CCAS boilerplate to syllabus.
Fri, 06 Feb 2015 21:33:28 GMT
Rollback: Please revise syllabus and resubmit