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Can Fashion End Toxic Masculinity?

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 12:20pm to 1:10pm

Human Ecology Building (HEB), T01

Although fashion has been conventionally associated with women and femininity, it is a vital way in which we learn about masculinity and that men use to enact gender. Drawing from his forthcoming book Refashioning Masculinity: Men and Fashion in the Digital Age (University of Chicago Press), Ben will explore how fashion as an industry, a trend and an everyday social practice resists and transforms dominant ideas and ideals about masculinity. He will question whether current movements in men’s fashion are systemically or stylistically refashioning the gender order.

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Human Ecology Fiber Science and Apparel Design [DO NOT USE deprecated 1/23/23]

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Karen Steffy

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Prof. Ben Barry

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Ryerson University

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