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What does it mean to be a man? Historically, certain images of masculinity have been foundational to American beliefs and values. Challenging these rigid constructs has resulted in major shifts in American society, opening up opportunities for new ideas about gender, identities, and behaviors. How are Women/Gender Studies challenging traditional cultural behaviors? How are ideas about masculinity shifting and helping families raise feminist sons? This conversation engages panelists and participants in an examination of manhood, maleness and masculinity by discussing cultural contexts such as sports, gaming and guns; male power in the market place; ethnic masculinities; paternity and parenting; artistic expression; and sexual expression and identity.
This is a companion to the Office for Equity and Diversity's Critical Conversations about Diversity and Social Justice series at the University of Minnesota. Co-sponsored by the University Libraries.
If you are interested in learning more about this topic, check out some of the highlighted resources.
- Affirmative reaction:new formations of White masculinity by Hamilton Carroll
- Artistic impressions: figure skating, masculinity, and the limits of sport by Mary Louise Adams
- Boyhoods: rethinking masculinities by Ken Corbett
- The caveman mystique: pop-Darwinism and the debates over sex, violence, and science by Martha McCaughey
- The Chican@ hip hop nation: politics of a new millennial mestizaje by Pancho McFarland
- Deconstructing Tyrone: a new look at black masculinity in the hip-hop generation by and Natalie Y. Moore
- Dude, you're a fag: masculinity and sexuality in high school by C.J. Pascoe
- Encyclopedia of Men and Masculinities
- For colored boys who have considered suicide when the rainbow is still not enough: coming of age, coming out, and coming home by Keith Boykin
- Guyland: the perilous world where boys become men by Michael S. Kimmel
- Looking for Leroy: illegible black masculinities (Postmillennial pop) Mark Anthony Neal
- New Black Man by Mark Anthony Neal
- Pimps, wimps, studs, thugs and gentlemen:essays on media images of masculinity by Elwood Watson
- We real cool: Black men and masculinity by bell hooks
VideosA call to men by Tony Porter from TEDWomen 2010
How movies teach manhood by Colin Stokes TEDxBeaconStreet 2012
Violence against women—it's a men's issue by Jackson Katz TEDxFiDiWomen 2012
Ten responses to the phrase 'Man Up' by Guante
- Superflies into Superkillers: Black Masculinity in Film from Blaxploitation to New Black Realism by Katharine Bausch Journal of Popular Culture, 2013 Apr, Vol.46(2), pp.257-276
- Meat, morals, and masculinity by M.B. Ruby and S.J. Heine in Appetite, April 2011, Vol.56(2), pp.447-450
- An Analysis of Hyper-Masculinity in Magazine Advertisements by M. Vokey, B. Tefft, and C. Tysiaczny in Sex Roles, 2013, Vol.68(9-10), pp.562-576
- The Spectre of the Wheezy Dad: Masculinity, Fatherhood and Ageing by Fiona Shirani in Sociology, 2013, Vol.47(6), pp.1104-1119
- Please be that guy: 7 Men who are transforming masculinity from the Change From Within Blog
- Kyle “Guante” Tran Myhre, hip hop artist, two-time National Poetry Slam champion, social justice activist, and educator
- Gavin Grivna, Director, University of Minnesota Housing and Residential Life,University of Minnesota Men's Network
- Zenzele Isoke, Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota Gender & Women’s Studies
- Jason Jackson, Assistant Director, University of Minnesota GLBTA Programs Office,Tongues Untied
ModeratorJody Gray, Diversity Outreach Librarian.
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