Course Detail
Course Components:
Meets with HIST 4095. This course is structured around a core question: what right does a government have to regulate the bodies of its subjects and citizens? It uses 19th and 20th century Britain as a case study for exploring both governmental policies for managing, disciplining, and providing for the bodies of subjects and citizens and the reaction of the public to these methods. Paying close attention to issues of gender, sexuality, class, race, and ethnicity, this course explores one of the fundamental concerns of modern society: the conflict between the rights of the individual to control his or her own person and the rights of governments to promote public good.