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Sex in Society is Subject of Free Spring Lecture Series at CCC


Visiting scholars will discuss the various roles of sex and sexuality in American society when Camden County College’s Center for Civic Leadership and Responsibility presents its free Spring 2011 lecture series.


“Sex and Society in America” will examine the politics of pornography, the impact of Alfred Kinsey’s controversial reports and the popular television series “Mad Men.” It also will address the emergence of modern sexual identities; Hollywood’s use of sex and immorality to augment audiences; the pursuit of civil rights and liberties by the lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender community; and women’s struggle for reproductive rights.


Each lecture will begin at 7 p.m. on select Wednesday nights from mid-February through the end of April. They will take place in Civic Hall, which is located inside the Connector Building on the College’s Blackwood Campus in Gloucester Township.


Scheduled are:


● Feb. 16: Whitney Strub of Rutgers University–Newark presenting “Pornography and American History: The Sexual Politics of Representation and Regulation.”


● Feb. 23: Betsy Crane of Widener University presenting “Sex Research and Changing Sexual Mores in America: Contributions of Alfred Kinsey and His Successors.”


● March 9: Rod Carveth of Fitchburg State University presenting “Sex, Drugs and a Little Rock’n’Roll: The Role of Sex on ‘Mad Men.’”


● March 30: Beryl Satter of Rutgers University–Newark presenting “Boston Marriages, Race Suicide and White Slavery: The End of the Woman’s Era and the Rise of Lesbian and Heterosexual Identities.”


● April 6: Peter Keough, film editor and critic of The Boston Phoenix, presenting “The Good, the Banned and the Ugly: Hollywood’s Sordid Affair with Sex, Violence and Censorship.”


● April 13: Timothy Stewart-Winter of Rutgers University–Newark presenting “History of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community in America.”


● April 27: Linda Wharton of Richard Stockton College of New Jersey presenting “Reproductive Rights: The Origins and Evolution of Restrictions on Abortion and Contraception in America.”


Camden County College is an official New Jersey Professional Development Provider. As a result, state-certified teachers may earn approved professional development credit for attending these sessions.


Though admission is free, members of the College and local community should register in advance to ensure seating. Attending teachers also should register in advance to receive professional development credit.


For an online registration form or for additional details regarding the lectures, visit The Center for Civic Leadership and Responsibility may be contacted at (856) 227-7200, ext. 4333, or

Published: January 21, 2011