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Lecture 4

SOCI 4800 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Pedophilia, Bsc Young Boys


Department
Sociology
Course Code
SOCI 4800
Professor
Ramirez
Lecture
4

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History leads back 10K's of years.
Born into sexuality - no evidence either way
80's desire - social constraints accepts - I have no choice; deny choosing
Queer Identity - not just being gay
Theory (conflict)
Humanity and social sciences
Political
*Found in every culture. For centuries*
GAY - DSM3; listed as a mental health disorder renovated in DSM4
Women eating = sexual desire
Three main religions:
Christianity
Judaism
Islam
{Universal, static, personal}
Universal aspect of sexuality - New meanings, positions, etc (evolve)
Not to read: Can not look into with today's mindset (contemporary glasses) Need to use the sociological
imagination.
Pederasti - soldiers and young boys
Not pedophilia - use sociological imagination
^Social norms made it pedophilia
Revolution - GREAT change
Related to status, not sex
One would be so lucky
Paderesta: love between two males
Greek (Homer's Iliad)
Achilles - homosexuality; sense of honor, love
Gave a young man the opportunity to raise status
Women - Goddess, Whores, Wives, and Slaves
Sapho - poet with lyre (harp); young girls sent to Lesbos to study arts with Sapho.
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