Sex and Money

CULANTH 423

Sexual practices that involve transactions of money in different cultural and historical settings, including "regular" marriage practices that involve exchanges of money and goods as well as extramarital practices where one party is selling bodily acts. Examination of the ethics and politics of these exchanges questioning who benefits from them (and who not) and how to also assess other bodily transactions including prostitution and surrogacy. Reading materials on sexual practices in different cultural contexts (including Tonga, Thailand, Brazil, India, Ghana, China, Japan, Russia, Turkey, Indonesia). Comparisons made in terms of culture, religion, ethical systems, politics, and economy. One course.

Crosslisting Numbers: 

Islamic Studies
Marxism and Society

Curriculum Codes: 

CCI, SS