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HIST 4459 American Masculinities (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

This course surveys the history of masculinity in the United States from the colonial era to the late twentieth century. It explores how men and women have constructed ideas of manhood; how those ideas have been shaped by other categories of identity such as race, ethnicity, class, sexuality, and region; and how men have performed their identities as gendered beings. This course will examine the ways in which masculinity has been historically constituted in the United States and how men and women of varying backgrounds have affirmed, contested, and/or disrupted these historically-constituted meanings of manhood.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Martin Summers

Prerequisites: History Core

Cross listed with: AADS4405

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Last Updated: 22-Feb-14