11/5: Guest Speakers: La Domaine Esemar

October 29, 2013

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On Tuesday, November 5th, Master R and Mistress Couple from La Domaine Esemar will join our class. La Domaine, as it is called, is a BDSM training chateau that has been around for twenty years, under Master R. They provide a lifestyle BDSM location, professional client sessions, and monthly parties. They will talk about the […]

The Politics of Sex Work

October 29, 2013

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During this week we will be looking at the politics of sex work. We will watch the documentary Live Nude Girls, Unite!, about the labor organizing of a strip join in San Francisco, called the Lusty Lady. We will also cover three chapters from the book Sex Work Matters. Also, please watch the following documentary at […]

10/24: Liz Blum on Deviant Photography

October 21, 2013

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On Thursday 24th, Liz Blum, a professor at Siena College in the Creative Arts Department, will join our class for a brief presentation on deviance in photography. We will also have the actor Aaron Calafato join us for a brief discussion of his play, “For Profit,” showing that night at Siena. We will also watch […]

10/22: Brian Frank from Lambda Family Circle

October 21, 2013

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Dr. Brian Frank (Lambda Family Circle)– Dr. Frank is a founding member of Lambda Family Circle. Lambda Family Circle is a social and support group for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered (GLBT) families in the greater Capital Region area of New York State. They provide social gatherings, a sense of community, and information for connecting […]

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10/17: Women and Tattoos

October 14, 2013

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UPDATE: The tattooists have cancelled and class is cancelled.  Be sure to watch parts 1-4 of Covered as well as the “Pat’s Tats” video. On Thursday, October 17th, we will have three female tattoo artists as guest speakers: Pat Sinatra, Leonie Grande, and Emma Porcupine. Please read the assigned article on Blackboard and write down […]

10-15: Eddie Einbinder on harm reduction with drugs

October 10, 2013

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On Tuesday the 15th, we will have guest speaker Eddie Einbinder visit our class. He wrote a book called How To Have Fun And Not Die, and followed it with his documentary called Play Safe. Please check out a few of his videos before class. While most of us only hear moral panic style messages about […]

10/8-10/10: Student Presentations

October 8, 2013

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In this next section in our course, we will have student presentations. On the 18th, we will work on our presentations in class. We will review Prezi.com and your topics. Please pick a topic related to the family and be very narrow and specific in your example. Instructions from syllabus: Family Sociology Topic Presentation (20 […]

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