SEX TALK: Understanding Communism in Czechoslovakia through Expert Discourses of Sexuality

Wednesday, May 8 2013, TBD at 6:30PM

A lecture by Katerina Liskova,Visiting Scholar at Columbia University, Assistant Professor in gender and sociology at Masaryk University.
In Czechoslovakia, the chief expert discourse on sexuality was provided by the discipline of sexology – a medical branch focused on human sexuality. While other disciplines studying sexuality in its social context (i.e. sociology, psychology) were severely curtailed, sexology was allowed to flourish. How did political economy of a state socialist country influence sexual discourses?