Concept Of Masculinity
Discuss the concept of masculinity as it applied to English gentlemen of the 1900s (pages 197-206 of Studying Culture). Drawing on the documentary Cocaine Cowboys, which we watched earlier in the semester, discuss how masculinity is defined in the documentary what kinds of behaviors make someone masculine? How is masculinity represented in the documentary? Make sure to describe specific examples as support do not simply count on me to know what you mean. Write as if I have not viewed the film. Finally, compare and contrast that with the20th century definition of English masculinity. Reflect on the differences, and discuss some reasons for the differences you observe.