Time: Tuesdays and Thursday's 9:00 - 10:15
Location: DMH 161
Course Description: This is an advanced seminar course emphasizing a sociological examination of the multiple meanings of "family, intimacy, love, and community" in the United States. Beginning with the assumption that the meaning and practice of family life in the United States is mediated through multidimensional systems of gender, race, class and sexuality, we will spend our time exploring these meanings and practices. We will investigate how social, cultural, political and economic contexts of inequality shape families in the United States through discussion, film, writing, reading, service, and teaching.