An introduction to the interdisciplinary field of Men's Studies based on texts from anthropology, sociology, and film and cultural studies. This course will spotlight the diversity of men's lives across the globe, by focusing on various masculinities, including "nerds," "jocks," "gay men," "drag queens," "butch lesbians," "trans-men," and "soldiers." In so doing, it will highlight how masculinity intersects with race, class, age, language, sexuality, religion, and nationality to create various models of hegemonic and subordinate masculinities that co-exist and compete with one another within a global capitalist system of homosocial bonding and rivalry.
Counts as a 200-level elective in the Anthropology major and minor.
Counts in the Society and Politics track of the Gender & Sexuality Studies major and minor.
Satisfies the Social-Scientific Thought requirement.
Satisfies the Justice, Equality, and Community requirement.