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2021-2022 Catalog

WGS 261 Masculinities

This course critically examines pervasive notions of masculinity, focusing especially on systemic, hierarchical power structures organized around gender difference. The course investigates widely held assumptions about masculinity and femininity, considers the powerful influence of hegemonic norms of masculinities, and explores various forms of resistance to and disruption of such norms. Our approach will be intersectional, as we examine the importance of race, class, and sexuality on the construction of multiple masculinities. [GM1]


Donnell, Gilligan