Gender Studies | Themes in Gender Studies: Rich Man, Poor Man: Masculinities, Power and Money
G205 | 26965 | Weida, S


This course explores the ways in which hegemonic or
idealized masculinity depends upon economic success, how the shift
from a manfucturing based economy to a white collar/service economy
has changed the way we conceptualize masculinity, how men perform
masculinity in working class or poor contexts, and the way in which
men are currently being framed as consumers, not simply workers.
Some of the texts we may analyze include: King of the Hill, 30 Rock,
Fight Club, Office Space, Eight Mile, and Mall Rats.