Masculinity, Mateship and Men's Lives (GCST2609)

UNIT OF STUDY

What do men want? From a traditional focus on femininity in gender studies, it is increasingly clear that masculinity has undergone tremendous changes in the last several decades. From a perspective of gender and cultural studies, this unit examines the economic, social and cultural contexts in which masculinity is lived. We will consider different case studies focused on the changing representation of men in contemporary culture. These will include aspects of style and consumption, roles within workplaces, and in domestic practices.

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Classes

1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week

Assessment

tutorial participation (10%), tutorial presentation (10%), 1x1500wd write-up of presentation (30%) and 1x2000wd essay/take-home exam (50%)

Faculty/department permission required?

No

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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

12 Junior credit points from GCST, SCLG, ANTH, ENGL1008, ENGL1026, PHIL1011 or PHIL1013

Prohibitions

WMST2009

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