Spring 2018

Culture, Race, and Reproductive Health

Listed in: Anthropology and Sociology, as ANTH-238  |  Sexuality, Women's and Gender Studies, as SWAG-238

Faculty

Haile E. Cole (Section 01)

Description

(Offered as ANTH 238 and SWAG 238) This course concerns the reproductive health experiences, including those focused on sexuality, birth, and motherhood, of women in the United States. It explores the relationship between these experiences and the fact of having a black female body (as was first constructed under slavery). It also explores the complex relationship between women’s reproductive experiences and their contemporary racial and socioeconomic locations in American society. The aim is to garner a thorough and sophisticated understanding of why “reproductive justice” is elusive in the contemporary United States and to consider what might be done about it.  

Limited to 35 students.  Spring semester. Visiting Professor H. Cole.

If Overenrolled: Preference given to ANTH/SWAG majors.

Keywords

Attention to Issues of Gender and Sexuality, Attention to Issues of Race

Offerings

2017-18: Offered in Spring 2018