Masculinities / Edition 2

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Overview

"This is a new edition of R. W. Connell's text, which has become a classic work on the nature and construction of masculine identity. Connell argues that there is not one masculinity, but many different masculinities, each associated with different positions of power. In a world gender order that continues to privilege men over women, but also raises difficult issues for men and boys, his account is more pertinent than ever before." This second edition of Connell's 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: 1,291,428
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Meet the Author

R .W. Connell is Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Santa Cruz and the author of several books on gender studies.

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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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