COMM 478 - Special Topics in Media and Culture
Section: 102 Masculinity and the Media
Term: SP 2009
Subject: Communication Studies (COMM)
Department: LSA Communication Studies
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Advisory Prerequisites:
COMM 351 or 371 strongly recommended.
May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
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This course serves as a broad introduction to masculinities and theories of masculinity. We will discuss how masculinity is understood, defined, and socially constructed. By thinking through various representations of manhood as they appear in magazines, films, televisions shows, and advertising, we will consider how "manliness" is produced, articulated, enforced, and subverted, particularly as concepts of masculinity intersect with other identities like race and sexuality.

COMM 478 - Special Topics in Media and Culture
Schedule Listing
101 (LEC)
MWTh 12:00PM - 2:00PM
102 (LEC)
MWTh 2:00PM - 4:00PM
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ISBN: 9780374280659
The male body : a new look at men in public and in private, Author: Bordo, Susan, 1947-, Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1999
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 9780520246980
Masculinities, Author: Connell, R. W., Publisher: University of California Press 2005
Other Textbook Editions OK.
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