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SOCI 329 - Sexual Labour and Society

Sociologists have studied sexual labour in a variety of ways: as a form of deviant behaviour, as a particular type of gender relation, and as a distinct occupational sector. This course explores the sociology of sexual labour; the historical and legal contexts of sex industries; health and safety; media representations; online interactions; the emergence of sex worker organizations; and the intersections of private belief, public morality, consumer capitalism and the organization of justice. In addition to providing an overview of theoretical and methodological paradigms, the course is grounded in a comparative perspective that critically examines a variety of current events. 


  • Winter (January 13 - April 12, 2025)


Please refer to the Course Outline below.


Undergraduate, 3 credits

There is no access fee for this course.


300-level courses are open to students who have successfully completed SOCI 203 or equivalent, plus at least three credits of 200-level Sociology courses.

Prerequisites are waived for students who are enrolled in the Minor in Interdisciplinary Studies in Sexuality. In order to register, please contact the Department of Sociology & Anthropology.

Students who have received credit for this topic under a SOCI 398 number may not take this course for credit.


There is no textbook for this course. Assigned readings are provided in PDF format.

Registration Information:

Concordia students must register for this course in their Student Hub. It is strongly recommended that they consult Concordia's class schedule prior to enrolling in order to be aware of any registration restrictions (see the notes). Once registered, students must then sign up for an eConcordia account to access the course material. » Visit the registration section for details.


Disclaimer: Information regarding the eConcordia course found on this page may change without notice. For the most recent course list, visit the Student Hub. Furthermore, if this represents the initial offering of the course, no course outline will be available until the start of the first active semester.