SOCI 311 - Sociology of Identity
Instead of viewing identities as natural, true or inherent in individuals, students examine the ways that identities are socially produced. Students explore classical and contemporary sociological theorizing about the question of identity, power and privilege in relation to gender, race, class, and sexual identities, and the intersections between these identity categories. Students also examine the role that social institutions (families, schools, religion, media, workplaces, etc.) play in shaping individual identities. The course concludes by looking at the negotiation of, challenges to, and organizing around identities that occur in subcultures and social movements.
Major/Minor Restrictions: None
Class Restriction: None
Area of Inquiry: Social Relations,Inst.& Agents
Liberal Arts CORE: None
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