Masculinities / Edition 2

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Overview


This is an exciting new edition of R.W. Connell's groundbreaking text, which has become a classic work on the nature and construction of masculine identity. In its first edition, Masculinities provided one of the most important voices in feminist scholarship by men. Connell argued that there is no such thing as a single concept of masculinity, but, rather, that many different masculinities exist, each associated with different positions of power. In a world in which gender order continues to extend privilege to men over women, but that also raises difficult issues for men and boys, Connell's account is more pertinent than ever.

In the new edition's substantial new introduction and conclusion, Connell discusses the development of masculinity studies in the ten years since the book's initial publication. He explores global gender relations, new theories, and practical uses of masculinity research. Looking to the future, his new concluding chapter addresses the politics of masculinities, and the implications of masculinity research as a way of understanding current world issues. Against the backdrop of an increasingly divided world, one that is presently dominated by neo-conservative politics, Connell's account highlights a series of compelling questions about the future of human society.

This second edition of Connell's classic book will be essential reading for students taking courses on masculinities and gender studies and will be of interest to students and scholars across the humanities and social sciences.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780520246980
  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Publication date: 8/31/2005
  • Edition description: 2ND
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 349
  • Sales rank: 821,325
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Meet the Author


R. W. Connell is Professor of Education at the University of Sydney in Australia. He is the author of The Men and the Boys (California, 2001) among other books on gender.
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Table of Contents

1 The science of masculinity 3
2 Men's bodies 45
3 The social organization of masculinity 67
4 Live fast and die young 93
5 A whole new world 120
6 A very straight gay 143
7 Men of reason 164
8 The history of masculinity 185
9 Masculinity politics 204
10 Practice and utopia 225
Afterword : the contemporary politics of masculinity 244
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  • Posted July 9, 2014

    Thanks, I needed this book It was a great help to me in understa

    Thanks, I needed this book
    It was a great help to me in understanding and overcoming the murderous masculinity I was indoctrinated with in the Green Berets, a bizarrely gendered world loaded with sexualized violence. Connell makes it clear that the military is just an extreme example of a pathology that permeates our culture. She dissects patriarchal capitalism with writing that is both passionate and scholarly, always centered in that revolutionary point where the personal and the social converge. I recommend the book highly.

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