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BHUM 1635A - Construction of Man (The)

Type d'enseignement : Seminar

Semester : Autumn 2017-2018

Number of hours : 24

Language of tuition : English



Course Description

While gender studies and feminism focused on the way gender is constructed and the subordination of women, Man and his images were left almost intact. For centuries Man was perceived as an unshakable point, as a pure and almost metaphysical subject. Masculinities studies were set to change this notion. In this course, we will explore different aspects of manhood and images of Man, from the self-made man to FTM (female to male), from the warrior, through the business man, and we will finish with the fall of the traditional Man and the crisis of manhood. The first few classes will focus on theory and notable masculinities and gender scholars, the latter part of the course will focus on different cultural political case studies.


BAR MAYMON, Meir (Enseignant indépendant)

Course validation

Midterm – 25%, presentation – 15%, Final Paper – 50%

Additional required reading

  • Whitehead Stephen, M. & Barrett. Frank J. (editors), The Masculinities Reader, 2001 ___________________________________________, Men and Masculinities, Polity Press, Cambridge 2002
  • Judith Halberstam, Female Masculinity, Duke University Press 1998.
  • Adam. Rachel & Savran, David, the Masculinities Studies Reader, Blackwell publishing 2002.
  • Connell R. W. , Gender and Power, Stanford University Press 1987 ________________, Masculinities, University of California Press, Berkeley Los Angeles, 1985
  • Sedgwick, Eve Kosofsky. Epistemology of the Closet. Updated with a new preface [ed.]. ed. Berkeley, Calif. ; London: University of California Press, 2008.