Check out SOC 253: THE POLITICS OF REPRODUCTION, GENDER, AND FAMILY

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SOC 253:  THE POLITICS OF REPRODUCTION, GENDER, AND FAMILY    

Tuesday 3-5:50

Professor Kligman

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Human reproduction and its regulation have long been the focus of contentious politics around the world and remain topical today with respect to fertility
control or fertility promotion, population politics as well as their impact on family forms, among many other concerns. Government efforts to influence fertility behavior call attention to an important feature of the modern state: political intervention into
private life, intimacy, and sexuality. The expansion of the state into the bodies and lives of citizens has blurred the boundaries between public and private interests. In this seminar, we will explore diverse aspects of the politics of reproduction, their
gendering, and their impact on families. Generally, reproduction refers both to biological and social reproduction; their interdependence shapes policies and practices pertaining to them. Otherwise stated, the “politics of reproduction” refers to the intersection
between politics and the life cycle, or between the public sphere and private lives. Students are encouraged to think comparatively and historically about these issues with respect to different contexts and cultures.