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blackbootz  ·  348 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: March 8, 2017

It was for a seminar class on masculinity.

We read a sociologist's cultural history of manhood in America over the last two hundred years. He broadly identified three themes that popular conceptions of manhood have all shared, namely self-making (or self-control), escapism, and exclusion. Working with the last theme--exclusion as a basis for manhood--I identified historical and contemporary examples. Funny that I'm talking about the paper on Hubski: one of my contemporaneous examples of men grounding their identities by excluding others came to me based on the discussion on the site around Shane Bauer of MoJo joining a border militia.