This course explores traditional and contemporary sociological theories of identity formation. Special emphasis is placed on boundary crossing (liminality) as it relates to the social construction of identity. The course studies the liminal space between child and adult, abled and disabled, the body and technology, as well as the liminal space between races, sexualities, and genders. The course also addresses the influence of conception of the self on the development of policy, research, and education. Three credits.
Not offered 2013-2014.