COMM 480 Constructing Masculinities

This course examines cultural representations of masculinity across a wide range of communication practices. Informed by an interdisciplinary approach to questions of gender identity, the course interrogates key sites in the performance of masculinity. Topics include historical, theoretical and critical conceptualizations of men and manhood, dominant and marginalized masculinities, cultural influences on masculine identity, central practices in male culture and strategies for rethinking gender.