Fall 2023 History UN2533 section 001

US LESBIAN & GAY HISTORY

Call Number 10392
Day & Time
Location
MW 11:40am-12:55pm
301 Uris Hall
Points 4
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor George Chauncey
Type LECTURE
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description

This course explores the social, cultural, and political history of lesbians, gay men, and other socially constituted sexual and gender minorities, primarily in the twentieth century. Since the production and regulation of queer life has always been intimately linked to the production and policing of “normal” sexuality and gender, we will also pay attention to the shifting boundaries of normative sexuality, especially heterosexuality, as well as other developments in American history that shaped gay life, such as the Second World War, Cold War, urbanization, and the minority rights revolution. Themes include the emergence of homosexuality and heterosexuality as categories of experience and identity; the changing relationship between homosexuality and transgenderism; the development of diverse lesbian and gay subcultures and their representation in popular culture; the sources of antigay hostility; religion and sexual science; generational change and everyday life; AIDS; and gay, antigay, feminist, and queer movements.

Web Site Vergil
Department History
Enrollment 137 students (140 max) as of 6:07PM Friday, July 12, 2024
Subject History
Number UN2533
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Note Discussion HIST UN2534 REQUIRED; See SSOL instructions
Section key 20233HIST2533W001