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History Council of NSW public lecture: "What sorta man are you anyway"

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Toronto, NSW 2283

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Join Dr Chelsea Barnett as she explores how masculinity was constituted and represented by Australian feature films released between 1949 and 1962.

While an image of the suburban male breadwinner remains synonymous with 'the fifties' in popular culture and political rhetoric, Chelsea argues that the cultural landscape of the fifties actively created and negotiated multiple notions of legitimate masculinity.
These ideas often circulated around postwar class distinctions: middle-class, Menziean masculinity was caught in contest with a radical nationalist masculinity associated with the working class, which produced a cultural tension that was left often unresolvable.

This is an official event of History Week 2017, supported by the History Council of NSW.

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