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SOC 296J Topic: Men and Masculinities

Course Description: This class will explore contemporary critical understandings of men and masculinities as a cultural and personal construct. It will include discussion of manhood in historical context and how its definition and organization has changed over time. This course will examine the construction and representation of masculinity in various social institutions including work, media, sports and family. Consideration will be given to boyhood culture and male body image, friendship, sexuality, fatherhood and aggression and violence. It will consider differential experiences of African American and Latino males. Guest speakers and case materials.


3 credits