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230045 SE Reading Seminar: Masculinities revisited. Theorising the Impact of Gender Stereotypes (2019S)

2.00 ECTS (1.00 SWS), SPL 23 - Soziologie
Continuous assessment of course work


max. 35 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Saturday 09.03. 14:00 - 17:30 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 3, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Friday 03.05. 16:00 - 19:30 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 3, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Friday 07.06. 16:00 - 19:30 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 3, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Friday 28.06. 16:00 - 19:30 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 3, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock


Aims, contents and method of the course

The Reading Seminar focuses on text lecture and discussions theorizing masculinities and pathways for going beyond (binary) gender stereotypes. Referring to the edition "Feminist Perspectives on Teaching Masculinities. Learning Beyond Stereotypes" (Magaraggia, Mauerer and Schmidbaur 2019, in print, pre-prints will be provided), the seminar invites to read and discuss gender perspectives on teaching masculinities and theories reflecting upon going beyond gender stereotypes.
In four block panels (a schedule will be provided in the first meeting) the seminar includes literature theorizing masculinities and discussing their practical impact. In further reflections (individually, in small-group discussions and in text presentations), the discussions focus on parenting, (gender) segmentation at the labour market, (gendered) peer-groups and their social relevance, as well as health behaviour (discussing so-called "toxic masculinities").

Assessment and permitted materials

Obligatory and further optional readings, participation in seminar discussions and preparation of text summaries, presentation of questions and text preparation for discussions (individually and in small groups), written seminar exam.

Hinweis der SPL: bei Feststellung einer erschlichenen Teilleistung (Abschreiben, Plagiieren, Ghostwriting, etc.) muss die gesamte Lehrveranstaltung als geschummelt gewertet und als Antritt gezählt werden.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Seminar participation obligatory, small-group presentations, written exam.

Examination topics

Reading list

Obligatory, main literature (selected chapters):
Magaraggia, Sveva, Gerlinde Mauerer and Marianne Schmidbaur, eds., (in print), 2019. Feminist Perspectives on Teaching Masculinities. Learning Beyond Stereotypes. Teaching with Gender Series Volume 15. London/ New York: Routledge. (Pre-prints will be provided at the E-learning platform Moodle)
Flood, Michael and Richard Howson, eds. 2015. Engaging Men in Building Gender Equality. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
http://www.government.se/49b731/contentassets/645d0d1dac3f4c31ad80559a59305ba1/boys-and-school-a-background-paper-on-the-boy-crisis-sou-201053 ( assessed January 2nd 2019).
Further literature (for choice; preparation for discussions, written exam further topic specific literature, individual choices will be discussed in the first meeting, March 9th 2019, starting at 2 p.m.).
Belghiti-Mahut, Sophia, Majda Hrženjak, Elli Scambor, Katarzyna Wojnicka, und Nadja Bergmann. 2013. The Role of Men in Gender Equality European Strategies & Insights: Study on the Role of Men in Gender Equality, December 2012. Luxemburg: European Commission Directorate-General for Justice.
Brunila, Kristiina and Hanna Ylöstalo. 2015.Challenging Inequalities in Education and in Working Life. A Mission Possible?Journal of Education & Work28(5), 443460.
Carabí, Àngels and Josep M. Armengol, eds. 2014. Alternative Masculinities for a Changing World. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
Crespi, Isabella and Elisabetta Ruspini, eds. 2016. Balancing Work and Family in a Changing Society: The Fathers’ Perspective. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire?; New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan.
Kimmel, Michael S. 2013. Angry White Men: American Masculinity at the End of an Era, New York, NY: Nation Books.
Magaraggia, Sveva. 2013. Tensions between fatherhood and the social construction of masculinity in Italy. Current Sociology, 61 (1), 76-92.
Mauerer, Gerlinde. 2018. Paternal leave and part-time work in Austria. Re-arranging family life. "Fathers, Childcare and Work Cultures, Practices and Policies in Comparative Perspective", edited by Rosy Musumeci, and Arianna Santero, Emerald Series, Bingley, UK, p. 181-205.
Musumeci, Rosy and Arianna Santero, eds. 2018. Fathers, Childcare and Work Cultures, Practices and Policies in Comparative Perspective", Emerald Series, Bingley, UK.
Musumeci, Rosy, Manuela Naldini and Arianna Santero. 2015. First-time fathers and child care. Persistence and innovation in the Italian fatherhood regime. Interdisciplinary Journal of Family Studies, XX, 1/2015. https://iris.unito.it/retrieve/handle/2318/1572399/163277/20_1_01_publication%20Musumeci_Naldini_Santero.pdf (assessed January 2nd 2019)

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