The Masculinities Reader / Edition 1

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The Masculinities Reader provides a clear and comprehensive introduction to the key debates informing the study of masculinity. Structured in an accessible format, the book makes available in a single text some of the most important work on a range of subjects including male power; patriarchy; management and organizations; sexualities; gay friendships; sport; intimacy; identity; hegemonic masculinity; violence; schooling; language; homophobia; Black, Latino and Chicano masculinities; families; media; postmodernism; and subjectivity.

The book opens with a substantive introductory chapter that looks at masculinity in crisis, post-feminism, men's power, changing men, nature/nurture debates and concepts of identity. Recognizing the global dimensions of gender change, the book draws on research from many corners of the world. The Masculinities Reader is an essential text for students and researchers concerned with exploring men and masculinities. In providing a unique overview of an increasingly important field of sociological enquiry, this book will be an invaluable addition to students and academics in sociology, gender studies, cultural studies, and a range of other disciplines.

Contributors include: Arthur Brittan, David Collinson, Bob Connell, Ralph Donald, David Gutterman, Jeff Hearn, Deborah Kerfoot, Scott Kiesling, Michael Kimmel, John MacInnes Richard Majors, Michael Messner, Alfredo Mirande, David Morgan, Peter Nardi and Lynne Segal.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780745626895
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/1/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 1,304,222
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Stephen M. Whitehead is Lecturer in Education Studies at the University of Keele, and Frank J. Barrett is Associate Professor of Management and Organizational Behavior in the Graduate School of Business and Public Policy at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California.

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Table of Contents

Publisher's Note
The Sociology of Masculinity 1
Pt. I Defining and Locating Masculinities
1 The Social Organization of Masculinity 30
2 Masculinities and Masculinism 51
3 Postmodernism and the Interrogation of Masculinity 56
Pt. II Power, Oppression, and Dominance
4 The Organizational Construction of Hegemonic Masculinity: The Case of the US Navy 77
5 The Belly of the Beast: Sex as Male Domination? 100
6 Power and the Language of Men 112
7 Violence, Rape, and Sexual Coercion: Everyday Love in a South African Township 133
Pt. III Masculinities in the Public Domain
8 Naming Men as Men: Implications for Work, Organization and Management 144
9 Masculinity and Machismo in Hollywood's War Films 170
10 Masculinity, School, and Self in Sweden and the Netherlands 184
11 Cool Pose: Black Masculinity and Sports 209
Pt. IV The Private Lives of Men
12 Family, Gender and Masculinities 223
13 The Organization of Intimacy: Managerialism, Masculinity and the Masculine Subject 233
14 Friendship, Intimacy, and Sexuality 253
15 Masculinity as Homophobia: Fear, Shame, and Silence in the Construction of Gender Identity 266
16 'A Vicarious Sense of Belonging': The Politics of Friendship and Gay Social Movements, Communities, and Neighborhoods 288
Pt. V Endings and Beginnings: The Practices and Politics of Changing Men
17 The Crisis of Masculinity and the Politics of Identity 311
18 'Crabs in a Bucket': Reforming Male Identities in Trinidad 330
19 'And Ar'n't I a Man?': Toward a Chicano/Latino Men's Studies 341
20 Man: The Invisible Gendered Subject? 351
21 Masculinity Politics on a World Scale 369
Index 375
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