The Masculinity Studies Reader / Edition 1

The Masculinity Studies Reader / Edition 1

by Rachel Adams, David Savran
     
 

ISBN-10: 0631226605

ISBN-13: 9780631226604

Pub. Date: 02/25/2002

Publisher: Wiley

The Masculinity Studies Reader is a collection of previously published essays that have defined the interdisciplinary study of masculinity. Bringing together scholarship in the humanities and social sciences, this volume serves multiple functions as a teaching companion, introduction to the field, and scholarly resource. Showcasing key theorists, including Kimmel,

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The Masculinity Studies Reader is a collection of previously published essays that have defined the interdisciplinary study of masculinity. Bringing together scholarship in the humanities and social sciences, this volume serves multiple functions as a teaching companion, introduction to the field, and scholarly resource. Showcasing key theorists, including Kimmel, Silverman, Halperin, Freud, Dyer, Boyarin, and Fanon, the Reader seeks to reconceptualize the masculinity studies debate along the axes of empire, borders, representations, the social sciences, and eroticism, as well as across such diverse fields as film, anthropology, women's studies, sociology, and queer theory. An introductory essay written by the editors frames widely-read and -cited work in a new context that is intended simultaneously to establish the contours of, and to raise questions about, masculinity as a field of academic inquiry.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631226604
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/25/2002
Series:
KeyWorks in Cultural Studies Series, #4
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
1,396,583
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.96(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Editors' Acknowledgments
Introduction1
Pt. IEroticism9
1Some Psychological Consequences of the Anatomical Distinction between the Sexes14
2Masochism and Male Subjectivity21
3Subject Honor, Object Shame41
4The Democratic Body: Prostitution and Citizenship in Classical Athens69
Pt. IISocial Sciences77
5Deep Play: Notes on the Balinese Cockfight80
6Toward a New Sociology of Masculinity99
7The Fraternal Social Contract119
8The Birth of the Self-made Man135
Pt. IIIRepresentations153
9The Beast in the Closet: James and the Writing of Homosexual Panic157
10The Woman Warrior versus The Chinaman Pacific: Must a Chinese American Critic Choose between Feminism and Heroism?175
11Skin Head Sex Thing: Racial Difference and the Homoerotic Imaginary188
12Bonds of (In)Difference201
Pt. IVEmpire and Modernity227
13The Fact of Blackness232
14The History of Masculinity245
15The White Man's Muscles262
16What Does a Jew Want? or, The Political Meaning of the Phallus274
17The Economy of Colonial Desire292
18Male Gender and Rituals of Resistance in the Palestinian Intifada318
Pt. VBorders337
19Homosexuality and the Signs of Male Friendship in Elizabethan England340
20An Introduction to Female Masculinity355
21"That Sexe Which Prevaileth"375
22The Gender of Brazilian Transgendered Prostitutes389
Index408

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