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    Vassar College
   
 
  Nov 23, 2017
 
 
    
Catalogue 2017-2018
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ASIA 369 - Masculinities: Global Perspectives

Semester Offered: Spring
1 unit(s)
(Same as SOCI 369 ) From a sociological perspective, gender is not only an individual identity, but also a social structure of inequality (or stratification) that shapes the workings of major institutions in society as well as personal experiences. This seminar examines meanings, rituals, and quotidian experiences of masculinities in various societies in order to illuminate their normative making and remaking as a binary and hierarchical category of gender and explore alternatives to this construction of gender. Drawing upon cross-cultural and comparative case studies, this course focuses on the following institutional sites critical to the politics of masculinities: marriage and the family, the military, business corporations, popular culture and sexuality, medicine and the body, and religion. Seungsook Moon.

Prerequisite(s): previous coursework in Sociology or permission of the instructor.

One 3-hour period.



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