WHAT IS (LATINO) MASCULINITY?
1. READ: Clifton Evers, “Masculinity, Masculinities, and/or Masculinity as Style”
2. READ: Todd W. Reeser, “Introduction: The Study of Masculinity” from Masculinities in Theory
3. Sign up for presentations!
Above is an excerpt from Jackson Katz’s documentary Tough Guise: Violence, Media & the Crisis in Masculinity. In it, several young men discuss what it means to be “a real man” as well as what they understand as “being manly” and the implications of not fitting in to these definitions. Do you agree with Katz regarding where as a society we learn these definitions? Where else do we learn about masculinity (as well as femininity)? What are the most common representations of Latinos according to Katz? What are other representations of Latino men? How does this hold true for our understanding of masculinity?