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29 March 2005 @ 10:30 am
it's been a really long time since i've posted on here and... since i've got like two extra minutes before my IT lab starts, i think i'll type something instead of just lurking and reading...

speaking of reading and prompted by ca's book pics, everybody should read:

"Manliness and Civilization" by Gail Bederman
"White Women, Black Men" by someone whose name is currently escaping me.

Race and gender... hmmm... whoodathunkit... VERY interesting...

excerpt from Bederman:
"Part of the way gender functions is to hide these contradictions and to camouflage the fact that gender is dynamic and always changing. Instead, gender is constructed as a fact of nature, and manhood is assumed to be an unchanging, transhistorical essence, consisting of fixed, naturally occurring traits. To study the history of manhood, I would argue, is to unmask this process and study the historical ways different ideologies about mnahood develope, change, are combined, amended, contested - and gain the status of 'truth.'"
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Current Music: "Bob Rules" by Keller Williams