psychology, biology, society, identity, power, age, race, religion — the list goes on and on. While we think about sexuality as something that\’s natural and in-born, it\’s hard to believe that we would have the same sexual behaviors we have now if we really believed that. We don\’t treat sexuality as we treat things such as sneezing or scratching. Like eating, sexuality varies across times, places, and classes. It \”changes\” as we age. It is part of the constructed mythos surrounding different nations and races. Surely an instinctive behavior would be more consistent. But how does our society determine our sexuality? Answering that question is your challenge in this paper.
Using course readings and discussions, write a three to five page paper (typed, double-spaced) essay answering the above question. The assignment is due at 5:00 p.m. on November 6, 2017. Assume that you are writing an academic paper for an undergraduate conference on sexuality and gender studies and that your audience has NOT read this assignment, but has decided to attend your conference session because your title caught their interest. Your introduction should explain why a theoretical perspective matters before introducing your thesis. Because this is a senior-level course in sociology, follow the manuscript form (including a cover page) of the ASA Style Guide.
Seidman, Steven. The Social Construction of Sexuality
Fausto-Sterling, Anne. Sexing the Body: Gender Politics and the construction of Sexuality.