WOMENSTD 449 - Diagnosis, Sex, and Society
Section: 001
Term: FA 2019
Subject: Women's Studies (WOMENSTD)
Department: LSA Women's Studies
Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Rackham Information:
Rackham credit requires additional work.
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Diagnoses are often seen as purely scientific descriptions of objectively "real" entities. In contrast, this course approaches diagnoses as social artifacts and collective achievements: objects created in, and marked by, particular socio-historical contexts, leading to an assortment of moral and political consequences. The course surveys an array of historical and contemporary diagnoses, but focuses on medicalized categories related to sexuality, sex, and gender (e.g., onanism, hysteria, nymphomania, inversion, homosexuality, FSD, GID, ED, and the paraphilias). Along the way we consider various diagnosis-related phenomena, such as disease mongering, diagnostic advocacy, enhancements and "lifestyle" drugs, the rise of diagnostic biopsychiatry, and medical social control.

WOMENSTD 449 - Diagnosis, Sex, and Society
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
26614
Open
4
 
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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