On October 31 in Boston Aaron Belkin: Bring Me Men: Military Masculinity and the Benign Façade of American Empire, 1898-2001

Reflecting on some of the unintended consequences of the successful campaign to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” Belkin notes that the strategies he pursued required him to glorify both the military and American foreign policy more broadly, thus adding to the ever-increasing militarization of American culture and politics. Bring Me Men is his effort to have a countervailing effect. In it he exposes the complex contradictory masculinities required by the American military, their profound effects on American culture, and their links to empire.

Time: 12:00 – 2:00pm, for a Brown Bag Lunch

Place: Room 2115 Campus Center, UMass Boston

Space is limited, so an RSVP is REQUIRED, by 10/28 at: rsvpconsortiumevent@umb.edu

Aaron Belkin is a Associate Professor of Political Science, San Francisco State University, and Director of the Palm Center,a think-tank committed to commissioning and disseminating research in the areas of gender, sexuality, and the military.