Unit 01: The History and Emergence of Masculinity Studies
1.1 History of Masculinity
1.2 The Emergence of Masculinity Studies
1.3 Debates and Difficulties
1.4 Men’s Doing Feminism
Unit 02: Theorizing Masculinity
2.1 Understanding masculinity
2.2 Masculinity as Ideology
2.3 Masculinity in Post Structural theory
Unit 03: Masculinity: A Social Construction?
3.1 Social construction of masculinity
3.2 Masculinities in cross-cultural perspective
3.3 Multiple Masculinities
Unit 04: Types of Masculinities
4.1 Hegemonic Masculinity
4.2 Subordinate Masculinities
4.3 Complicit Masculinities
4.4 Marginalized Masculinities
4.5 Hyper Masculinity
Unit 05 Fatherhood: Social challenges and constraints
5.1 Traditional fatherhood vs motherhood
5.2 Challenges of Fatherhood
5.3 Contemporary wave of Fatherhood
This course explores the meaning and emergence of masculinity and aims to develop awareness about social construction of masculinities by using different theoretical lenses. There is not one version of masculinity but rather multiple masculinities influenced by gender, race, ethnicity, class, nationality, sexuality, disability and subcultures. This course will also explore the approaches to the study of men/masculinities and identify key concepts and issues for in-depth analysis.
Course Learning Outcomes
After completing the course, the students will be able to:
• Introduce students to the study of men and masculinities.
• Examine various approaches to the cross-cultural study of men and masculinities.
• Examine the concept of masculinity/masculinities in the national/local context.
Theories of masculinity
Hegemonic Masculinity lecture by Professor Claire
Masculinities in cross-cultural perspective
Book Title : The New Politics of Masculinity
Author : Fidelma Ashe
Edition : Ist
Publisher : Routledge
Book Title : Masculinities
Author : R.W.Connell
Edition : Second
Publisher : University of California Press