This reading group will examine the historical role of the state in regulating the intimate lives of its citizens, focusing on the example of the United States. Core topics of discussion will include laws governing marriage, interracial relationships, non-normative sexual practices, and reproduction. Students will be encouraged to consider the role of the different arms of the legal system, including the courts, legislatures, and law enforcement agencies, in shaping the legal status of these practices at a given time.
Note: This reading group will meet on the following dates: 1/31, 2/14, 2/28, 3/21, 4/4, 4/18
Drop Deadline: February 1, 2018 by 11:59pm EST