Re: Ch. 21: Ideologies and Discourses of Masculinity

a bunch of shorter questions for you to consider:

  1. What do you like best and what do you like least about men and masculinity (in the real world)?

  2. What male film stars, pop stars, and television personalities do you like most, and what characteristics do they have that you like?

  3. What do YOU think: do contemporary media representations reflect a crisis of masculinity?

  4. Consider how the media represent men together. How many times are men subjected to tests that prove their masculinity? Pay special attention to father and son relationships. Are these representations celebrating or critiquing traditional masculinity?

  5. What ideologies of masculinity do sports stars encapsulate?