Required Readings for All
Pleck JH. In Levant & W. S. Pollack (Eds.), A new psychology of men. New York: Basic Books. (1995). Chapter 1 - The gender role strain paradigm: An update. (pp. 11-32).
Anderson R. (May 1994). The code of the streets. The Atlantic Monthly, 81-94.
Giordano PC, Longmore MA, Manning WD. Gender and the meanings of adolescent romantic relationships: A focus on boys. American Sociological Review, 2006; 71:260-287.
Smiler AP, Frankel LBW, Savin-Williams RC. From kissing to coitus? Sex-of-partner differences in the sexual milestone achievement of young men. Journal of Adolescence. 2011; 34:727–735.
Marcell AV, Eftim S, Sonenstein F, Pleck JH. Associations of family and peer experiences with masculinity attitude trajectories at the individual and group level in adolescent and young adult males. Men & Masculinities. 2011: (Online First: June 17 2011).
Assigned Readings (Prepare 5-minute summary on the article to present to the class & share less than ½ page of 4-5 bullets max summary of main points)
Frankel L. An appeal for additional research about the development of heterosexual male sexual identity. J Psychology Human Sexuality. 2004;16(4):1-16.
- What is Frankel’s hypothesis & do you agree/disagree with it?
- How might having an unmarked male heterosexual identity contribute to men’s health?
Wilson BD, Harper GW, et al. Negotiating dominant masculinity ideology: strategies used by gay, bisexual and questioning male adolescents. Am J Comm Psych. 2010. 45:169-85.
- How does gender role strain (Pleck) & a marked identity (Frankel) influence GBQ men’s developmental outcomes & health?
Suggested Background Reading
Featherstone B, Hearn J, Pringle K. Man Made: Men, masculinities and equality in public policy. London, UK: The Coalition on Men and Boys; 2009. Section 2: pages 22-26.
Connell RW. (2005). Chapter 1 - The science of masculinity (pp. 3-44) In Masculinities. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.
Connell RW. (2005). Chapter 3 - The social organization of masculinity. In Masculinities (pp. 67-86). Berkeley : University of California Press.
Courtenay WH. (2000). Constructions of masculinity and their influence on men's well-being: A theory of gender and health. Soc Sci Med, 50 (10), 1385-1401.
Pulerwitz J, Barker G. Measuring Attitudes Toward Gender Norms Among Young Men in Brazil: Development and Psychometric Evaluation of the GEM Scale. Men & Masculinities. 2008;10:322-338
Thompson EH & Pleck JH. In Levant & W. S. Pollack (Eds.), A new psychology of men. New York : Basic Books. (1995). Chapter 5 - Masculinity ideologies: A review of research instrumentation on men and masculinities. (pp. 129-163).
Lohan M. How might we understand men's health better? Integrating explanations from critical studies on men and inequalities in health. Soc Sci Med 2007;65(3):493-504.
Jaccard J, Dodge T, Dittus P. Parent-adolescent communication about sex and birth control: a conceptual framework. New Dir Child Adolesc Dev 2002(97):9-41.
Johns Hopkins Public Health Magazine. Sex and Health. 2008 Special Issue.
Lewis LJ & Kertzner RM. (2003). Toward improved interpretation and theory building of African American male sexualities. Journal of Sex Research, 40 (4), 383-395.
Wilson BD, Harper GW, et al (in press). Negotiating dominant masculinity ideology: strategies used by gay, bisexual and questioning male adolescents. Am Journal of Community Psychology.