2018-2019 Catalog

CTSJ 140 Critical Theories of Sexuality

This course introduces students to critical theories concerning human sexuality. We read feminist, Marxist, psychoanalytic, structuralist, and poststructuralist theories of sexuality, and discuss what makes each of these theories "critical." Topics include: the political economy of marriage, the relationship between sexuality and procreation, uses of the erotic, homosociality, and the incitement to discourse. The authors we read include Engels, Freud, de Beauvoir, Levi-Strauss, Gayle Rubin, Andrea Dworkin, Foucault, and Judith Butler.


4 units