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Welcome to week 2

Introduction to week 2 of A Global History of Sex and Gender: Bodies and Power in the Modern World

Welcome to Week 2 of the course!

We hope you enjoyed learning about Gender and Power last week. You should now have a sense of how gender has been constructed and regulated differently in past societies and how historians use concepts such as patriarchy and masculinities to better understand the operation of power.

This week, we turn our attention to Sex and Intimacy. This video introduces some of the topics we are going to explore, including the sexual revolution of the 1960s and ‘70s, LGBTQ+ history and reproductive politics.

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