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Men on the Ropes - AMST Symposium

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Presentation of my research at the American Studies Symposium at Purdue University, 2011.

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Men on the Ropes - AMST Symposium

  1. 1. “MEN ONTHE ROPES”THE SUCCESSES AND FAILURES OF MEN’SCOUNTERCULTURAL CONSCIOUSNESS-RAISINGIN ROLLING STONE , 1975Kera Lovell, AMST Symposium at Purdue University
  2. 2. “Across the country, hundreds of men have joined groups thathold monthly or weekly „consciousness-raising‟ rap sessions,discussions in which they air their anxieties and strive for betterunderstanding of women – and themselves. The movement isspreading especially on college campuses and in radicalcommunities….” Time, 1971
  3. 3. DEFINING THE MEN’S MOVEMENT• Young (25-40) white men• Ties to other social/political activism: New Left, feminism• Methodology: CR, social activism• Ideology: questioning “the male sex role” as breadwinner, sexually dominant, homophobic, hyper masculine, unemotional Berkeley Men‟s Center protest at Playboy club in 1971, Life
  4. 4. LOSS OF BROTHERHOOD
  5. 5. Ali in Rolling Stone, 39
  6. 6. OBSESSION WITH SEXUALPERFORMANCE
  7. 7. Cleaver ad in Rolling Stone, 65
  8. 8. CRITIQUING “THE MALE SEX ROLE”
  9. 9. REIMAGINING MASCULINITY

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