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Men, Masculinities and Difference 2400-OG-EN-MMD
Konwersatorium (KON) Semestr letni 2022/23

Informacje o zajęciach (wspólne dla wszystkich grup)

Liczba godzin: 20
Limit miejsc: (brak limitu)
Zaliczenie: Zaliczenie na ocenę
Metody i kryteria oceniania:

1. Attendance – 10 points

Students are obliged to attend classes, yet to enhance students to participate in classes, for every class attended a student gets one point. In total it is possible to get 10 points for being present on each class.

Keep in mind that students will benefit the most from our classes if they keep up with the readings.

2. Activity – 10 points

During each class students can get 1 point for active participation in discussion. The discussion will be based on readings, so please prepare for each class and read required literature. In total it is possible to get 10 points for activity.

3. Final test– 30 points

To pass the class, each student needs to pass the final test.

TEST consists of single choice and a few open questions, which refers to theories and problems discussed during the course and in the readings.

The final grade will be based on points from presence, activity and a test.


fail- less than 30 pts (less than 60%)

satisfactory- 30-34 pts (60%)

satisfactory plus- 35-37 pts (70%)

good – 38-39 pts (75%)

good plus- 40-44 pts (80%)

very good- 45-50 pts (90%)

Zakres tematów:

MEETING 1 – 22nd March – (9:45-11:15 am)

1) Introduction to critical studies on men and masculinities (CSSM)


Douglas Schrock and Michael Schwalbe. 2009. ‘Men, masculinity, and manhood acts’. Annual Review of Sociology, 35, 277-295.

MEETING 2 – 5th April (8:00-9:30 am, 9:45-11:15 am)

2) The social organisation of masculinities


Michael Kimmel. 2004. Masculinities, In Men and Masculinities. A Social, Cultural, and Historical Encyclopedia edited by Michael Kimmel and Amy Aronson, Santa Barbara, California: ABC CLIO, pp. 503-507.

R.W. Connell. 2005. Masculinities, Berkeley, Los Angeles: University of California Press, pp. 67-86 (Chapter 3).

3) Masculinities and Sexualities


Eric Anderson & Mark McCormack (2016): Inclusive Masculinity Theory: overview, reflection and refinement, Journal of Gender Studies, DOI: 10.1080/09589236.2016.1245605.

Hector Carrillo and Amanda Hoffman. 2017. ‘‘Straight with a pinch of bi’: The construction of heterosexuality as an elastic category among adult US men’, Sexualities, doi: 10.1177/1363460716678561.

Heather R. Hlavka. 2016. ‘Speaking of Stigma and the Silence of Shame: Young Men and Sexual Victimization, Men & Masculinities, doi: 10.1177/1097184X16652656.

Jeffery P. Dennis. 2004. Heteronormativity, In Men and Masculinities. A Social, Cultural, and Historical Encyclopedia edited by Michael Kimmel and Amy Aronson, Santa Barbara, California: ABC CLIO, pp. 382-383.

MEETING 3 – 19th April (8:00-9:30 am, 9:45-11:15 am)

4) Masculinities & Race


bell hooks. 2004. We real cool. Black men and masculinity, New York and London: Routledge, pp. 32-43

Lewis Turner. 2019. ‘Surian refugee men as objects of humanitarian care’, International Feminist Journal of Politics 21(4): 595-616.

Elisabeth Olivius. 2016. ‘Refugee men as perpetrators, allies or troublemakers? Emerging discourses on men and masculinities in humanitarian aid’, Women’s Studies International Forum 56: 56-65.

5) Men, Men’s Health & Aging


Will H. Courtenay. 2000. ‘Constructions of masculinity and their influence on men's well- being: A theory of gender and health’. Social Science and Medicine, 50: 1385-1401.

Robin Mann, Anna Tarrant and George W. Leeson. 2015. ‘Grandfatherhood: Shifting Masculinities in Later Life’. Sociology, 50(3): 594-610.

Murray Drummond. 2004. Age and Ageing, In International Encyclopedia of Men and Masculinities edited by Michael Flood, Judith Kegan Gardiner, Bob Pease and Keith Pringle, London and New York: Routledge, pp. 10-13.

MEETING 4 – 17th May (8:00-9:30 am, 9:45-11:15 am)

6) Caring Masculinities


Karla Elliott. 2015. ‘Caring Masculinities Theorizing an Emerging Concept’. Men and Masculinities, March: 1-20, doi:10.1177/1097184X15576203.

Nancy Dowd. 2000. Redefining Fatherhood. New York: New York University Press, pp. 1-15 (Introduction).

Katarzyna Suwada. 2017. Men, Fathering and the Gender Trap, Palgrave Macmillan, Chapter 5.

7) Masculinities & Gender Equality


Elli Scambor et. al. 2014. ‘Men and Gender Equality: European Insights’. Men and Masculinities 17 (5): 552–77.

Rebecca Feasey. 2017. ‘Masculinit(ies) and the Male Celebrity Feminist’. Men and Masculinities 20(3): 283-93.

MEETING 5 – 31st May (8:00-9:30 am, 9:45-11:15 am)

8) Masculinities, Violence & Risk Behaviours


Katarzyna Wojnicka. 2015. ‘Men, Masculinities and Physical Violence in Contemporary Europe’, Studia Humanistyczne AGH, 14/2: 15-31.

Terry A. Kupers. 2005. ‘Toxic masculinity as a barrier to mental health treatment in prison’. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 61(6), 713–724. doi:10.1002/jclp.20105

9) Hybrid masculinities & temporary transformations of masculinities


Tristan Bridges & Pascoe, C.J. 2014. ‘Hybrid masculinities: New directions in the sociology of men and masculinities’. Sociology Compass, 8, 246–258. doi:10.1111/soc4.12134

Agnieszka Trąbka & Katarzyna Wojnicka. 2017. ‘Self-positioning as a man in a transnational context: constructing and managing hybrid masculinity, NORMA: International Journal for Masculinity Studies, doi: 10.1080/18902138.2017.1341768.

Ben Barry & Nathaniel Weiner. 2017. ‘Suited for Success? Suits, Status and Hybrid Masculinity’, Men and Masculinities, doi: 10.1177/1097184X17696193.

MEETING 6 – 14th June – (9:45-11:15 am)

10) Summary of the course. FINAL TEST

Grupy zajęciowe

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Grupa Termin(y) Prowadzący Miejsca Liczba osób w grupie / limit miejsc Akcje
1 co druga środa (nieparzyste), 8:00 - 9:30, sala 220
co druga środa (nieparzyste), 9:45 - 11:15, sala 220
Katarzyna Suwada 8/25 szczegóły
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