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GWSS 255 A: Masculinities: Contestation, Circulation, and Transformation

Illustration by Nazim Ahmed for GWSS 255 Masculinities
Summer Term: 
Full-term
Meeting Time: 
MW 1:10pm - 3:20pm
Location: 
* *
SLN: 
14354
Instructor:
Saad Khan face
Saad Khan

Additional Details:

What does it mean to be a man? What is the relationship between masculinity, patriarchy, colonialism and capitalism? This course will attempt to answer these questions by exploring aspects of men and masculinity through the frameworks of postcolonial, queer, intersectional and transnational theory. We will study academic and non-academic forms of writing, engage with various media texts, and be critically self-reflexive of various articulations of power. The course will explore and connect the importance of talking about masculinities in relation to gender, women and sexuality studies, so that we can productively engage with feminist discussions and actions for positive social change in the world we live in.

Catalog Description: 
Looks at different ways that masculinity is understood and represented historically and contemporarily. While primarily U.S. based, also attends to how different styles of masculinity travel via immigration and media. Explores the relationship between men, masculinity, and other social movements (e.g. anti-violence, gay rights).
GE Requirements: 
Diversity (DIV)
Individuals and Societies (I&S)
Credits: 
5.0
Status: 
Active
Include in the set of featured courses: 
yes
Last updated: 
May 7, 2020 - 9:13pm
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