Course lecturer: Prof. Javier Corrales
Period: 10 May – 28 June 2016
Time: Tuesdays, MA students: 13.00 - 17.00 hours
Course load: 6 EC's
Max. no of participants: 25
MA5. course Sexuality and LGBT Rights in Latin America and the Caribbean
This is an introductory course to
issues of sexuality, reproductive rights, and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) rights across the Americas. A region traditionally known for its machismo and religiosity is now making new strides in the legal standing and cultural attitudes surrounding sexuality and LGBT rights, but these changes are occurring unevenly. We will examine the status of these issues in various key cases and the way that scholars, mostly in the social sciences, have tried to explain the changes that have taken place (or failed to take place) across the Americas.