Sexuality and Power

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IAI Academy is a new online platform with courses from leading scholars on the ideas that matter. With a philosophical take on today’s biggest questions the courses are available to everyone for free.
IAI Academy is a new online platform with courses from leading scholars on the ideas that matter. With a philosophical take on today’s biggest questions the courses are available to everyone for free.
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What is normal sex? Who decides? Why has power dominated pleasure in the history of sexuality? From the pederasty of the ancient Greeks to the political lesbians of the 20th century, sex has always been a reflection of the struggle for power in society. In this course, Professor Véronique Mottier unveils the truth of what goes on behind closed doors. By the end of the course, you will have learned: * why today’s taboos were commonplace in antiquity * how pleasure and sex became associated * why the Greeks did not classify sexual relations by gender * why sex was once considered the enemy of God * how the enlightenment freed sexuality from church dogma * the challenges to biological models of sex * the sexual contracts of marriage * how sex is moving beyond science. As part of the course there are in-video quiz questions to consolidate your learning, suggested further readings to explore to... What is normal sex? Who decides? Why has power dominated pleasure in the history of sexuality? From the pederasty of the ancient Greeks to the political lesbians of the 20th century, sex has always been a reflection of the struggle for power in society. In this course, Professor Véronique Mottier unveils the truth of what goes on behind closed doors. By the end of the course, you will have learned: * why today’s taboos were commonplace in antiquity * how pleasure and sex became associated * why the Greeks did not classify sexual relations by gender * why sex was once considered the enemy of God * how the enlightenment freed sexuality from church dogma * the challenges to biological models of sex * the sexual contracts of marriage * how sex is moving beyond science. As part of the course there are in-video quiz questions to consolidate your learning, suggested further readings to explore topics further, discussion boards to have your say and an end of course assessment set by Professor Véronique Mottier. This course is eligible for official online verification. "
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