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- HST 440: Reading Seminar: Gender, Race, and Sexuality in the History of American Medicine

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This course explores thehistoryofAmericanmedicinethrough the intersecting lenses of race, gender, and sexuality. Together, we will explore three important questions: How have medical concepts of the body informed notions of masculinity and femininity How did medical knowledge shape understandings of race, gender, and sexuality How did medical views of male and female bodies inform conceptions of health and illness We will also explore the extent to which various communities promoted or resisted medical theories and practice. Topics include the medicalization of sex; race and class in medical practice; gender, illness and the workplace; and debates about sex andor race specific diseases from the nineteenth to the twentieth century
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Section 00 - Traditional