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Sociology of the Body and Sexualities

Code 13191
Year 3
Semester S2
ECTS Credits 6
Workload TP(60H)
Scientific area Sociology
Entry requirements not existent
Learning outcomes i) Understanding and thinking the body as a social entity, shaped by social structure and institutions ii) Critically analyzing the way the body is constructed, how discourses about the body are framed and what impacts they have on individuals iii) Understanding how the society influences each person's sexuality and sexual identities and on the other hand the impact of agency in changing social interpretations of sexuality(ies) iv) Discuss in what way(s) the study of sexuality(ies) ) contributes to the understanding of society, because sexuality is a socio-culturally constructed and strongly regulated theme.
Syllabus 1) Sociology of the body: an introduction 2) Body, self and society: the body as a social entity 3) Fundamental concepts for the study of the Sociology of Sexualities 4) Sexuality(ies) and everyday life 5) Sex, Morality and the Social Regulation of Sexuality
Main Bibliography Le Breton, David (2006). Sociologia do Corpo. São Paulo: Editora Vozes.
Foucault, Michel (1994 [1976]). History of Sexuality I, II; III, IV (selected excerts). Lisboa: Relógio de Água
Aboim, Sofia (2013). A sexualidade dos Portugueses. Ensaios Coleção nº 36. Lisboa: FFMS
Texts distributed by teachers in digital format.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2022-06-06

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