701-10-rg3mw - READING GUIDE 3 GENDER, POLITICS, POWER...

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READING GUIDE 3 GENDER, POLITICS, POWER Reading Response 10/27 : Analyze the relationship between hegemonic masculinity and patriarchy by discussing two social institutions which serve both. Class Discussion Questions : Sharon R. Bird, “Welcome to the Men’s Club: Homosociality and the Maintenance of Hegemonic Masculinity” 1. What is “hegemonic masculinity? What is its relationship to our societal gender or- der? 2. What is the difference between “gender identity” and “gender role”? What role do each play in the “conceptualization” of masculinity? 3. What are the “three shared meanings perpetuated via male homosociality” according to Bird? 4. Delineate the formation of each “shared meaning” and how it functions to stabilize he- gemonic masculinity. 5. What conclusions can we draw about this dynamic and the specific forms through which it works in contemporary American society? Allan G. Johnson, “What is this Thing Called Patriarchy?”
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