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Masculinities HAF234



What does masculinity mean, and why does it exist in so many different forms? In this unit we explore the meaning and manifestations of a variety of different masculinities. We query the cultural expectations regarding masculinity that accompany boyhood, adolescence, middle and old age, as well as the different forms of masculinity associated with different races and class statuses. We question as well the impact that performance, or non-performance, of 'appropriate' masculinity has on individual men's, and women's, lives. Research into masculinity is a growing concern within Gender Studies, and this unit provides both an overview of that research and a phenomenological reflection upon masculinity in everyday life in Australia.


Unit name Masculinities
Unit code HAF234
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Discipline Philosophy and Gender Studies

Dr Lucy Tatman

Teaching staff

Dr Lucy Tatman

Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


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Teaching Pattern

On Campus:  13 weeks, 2 x 1 hr lecture, 1 hr tutorial weekly

Off Campus:   Online participation


3000 words internal assessment (50%); tutorial participation, including a minimum of 2 online quizzes demonstrating student engagement (10%); 2-hr examination (40%).

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