20 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: This unit will seek to provide a critical examination of the growing body of sociological and other literature concerned with men and masculinities. It will locate this growth of interest in the context of the rise of the feminist critique of patriarchy and wider shifts in the economic and social order. Gender relations will also be considered in this framework. Particular attention will be paid to methodological and epistemological issues involved in the study of men and masculinities. Key concepts such as `hegemonic masculinities' and `sex roles' will be explored and problematised. Specific topics and case studies can include: men in work and organisations, men and violence, men and sexualities, men and sport and men and feminism.

Staff Contact: Kevin Farnsworth
Teaching Methods: Tutorials, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work
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