Author Archives: Matt Thompson

About Matt Thompson

Matt Thompson is a project cataloger at The Mariners' Museum library. He has a Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill and was formerly a professor at ODU. You can find him on Twitter @m4ttTh0mps0n.

Ironic Masculinities: Driving a Hard Bargain (or not)

This weekend I was watching NFL pre-season, which of course means car commercials. I saw three commercials, two for VW and one for Chevy, that were variations on the same theme. Both play off the cliche of male customers engaged … Continue reading

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Playing with Gender: Rule 63

One of the most fascinating things about pop culture is how fans of a genre make the object of their affection into their own possession. Such acts of “poaching” mass culture and remixing it into your own creation can take … Continue reading

Posted in Geek Girl, Gender Reversal, Performance | 25 Comments

ANTR 320 – To do list

Now that the required readings are behind us, you can focus on your independent reading assignments. But don’t forget about all the other things you have to do! Things you’ll have to do to finish this semester: 1. Write another … Continue reading

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Film Festival!!

Some Like it Hot (1959), 122 mins • Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, and Jack Lemon star in a classic feature dubbed “The funniest American movie of all time” by the American Film Institute Eat Drink Man Woman (1994), 124 mins … Continue reading

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Greatest Hits — Spring 2012 (winter)

As we reach the midway point in our semester, the first short blog assignment under our belts, let’s pause to assess all we’ve been able to accomplish. Working together we’ve made this blog a reality and its time to give … Continue reading

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Liquid Plummer ad is like WHOA!

Okay, first this… Heh. There are number of things that are funny about this commercial. One is the dissonance between the woman’s fantasy self and her reality self. I find this is actually very endearing because we all, in our … Continue reading

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Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

The international men’s march to stop rape, sexual assault and gender violence is coming to ODU campus. The walk is scheduled for February 21, 12:30-1:30, at Kaufman Mall by Webb Center. If you want to participate you have to register … Continue reading

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