Fall 2012: Religion, Sex, and Power

This class will examine the intersection of religion, sex, and power, with a focus on contemporary American culture and politics.

RELGH210A01 — Religion, Sex, and Power

NEW COURSE.
This class will examine the intersection of religion, sex, and power, with a focus on contemporary American culture and politics. How do theoretical approaches to power apply to religion and sex, gender and sexuality? Why are issues surrounding sex so fascinating to those in positions of religious authority and religious resistance? How do emotions mediate power relations at the crossing between religion and sex.

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or permission of instructor.
Contact: dschaefe@haverford.edu
Sponsored By: the Department of Religion and the
John B. Hurford '60 Center for the Arts and Humanities