The University of Wroclaw, Poland will host an international interdisciplinary conference titled “Focus on Fathers. Fatherhood in Contemporary Discourse,” which will be held at the Institute of English Studies, University of Wroclaw, Poland September 4-5, 2015. The conference aims to explore the plethora of father figures present in literature, film, television series, video games, social […]
“What if your million copy-plus bestselling inspirational book calling on men to act more manly, aggressive, even violent became a key source of inspiration for a ruthless cultic Christian paramilitary fundamentalist crime syndicate that controls most of the Crystal Meth traffic in the US and is fond of tossing severed heads into Mexican discos? You’d […]
Advertising still loves to sell to men by playing on masculine stereotypes. Miller Lite has created a new set of “Man Up” commercials to get men to buy its beer by using male gender stereotypes in which both men and the attractive women they are supposed to be able to impress enforce masculinity with the […]
People used to ask about a man who didn’t fit the American image of manhood: “Is he gay or is he European?” In an episode of Seinfeld, Jerry acquired a small bag to carry around everything that stuffed his pockets. When he forgot it, his companions said, “Hey, you left your purse.” “It’s not a […]
In 2007, Sanjay Newton, a 34 year-old filmmaker as an Inequality Project, produced a 7 minute film “Sexism, Strength and Dominance: Masculinity in Disney Films.” Watch it online. What do you think?
Robert Heasley, President of AMSA and Associate Professor of Sociology at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, joined Tom Ashbrook on National Public Radio’s “On Point” in April to discuss the changing nature of male friendships in response to the film “I Love You Man.” Listen to the broadcast discussing “The Age of ‘Bromance.’“
Professor Miles Groth, AMSA Member and Professor of Psychology at Wagner College in Staten, New York, was interviewed July 7, on the need for Men’s Studies and the place of Michael Jackson for “Liberal Arts Radio with Mark Sutton.” Download the interview.