Theorizing Masculinities / Edition 1

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Drawing together the broad range of theoretical issues posed in the new study of masculinity, contributors from diverse backgrounds address in this volume the different disciplinary roots of theories of masculinity - sociology, psychoanalysis, ethnography, and inequality studies. Subsequent chapters theoretically model many issues central to the study of men - power, ethnicity, feminism, homophobia - or develop theoretical explanations of some of the institutions most closely identified with men including the military and the men's movement.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803949041
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 6/13/1994
  • Series: SAGE Series on Men and Masculinity Series, #5
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 302
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.71 (d)

Meet the Author

Harry Brod's most recent book is Superman Is Jewish?: How Comic Book Superheroes Came to Serve Truth, Justice and the Jewish-American Way (Free Press, 2012). His previous books are Hegel's Philosophy of Politics: Idealism, Identity and Modernity (Westview, 1992) and the edited volumes The Making of Masculinities: The New Men's Studies (Routledge, 1987) and A Mensch Among Men: Explorations in Jewish Masculinity (Crossing Press, 1988), as well as White Men Challenging Racism: 35 Personal Stories, co-authored with Cooper Thompson and Emmett Schaefer (Duke University Press, 2003), Theorizing Masculinities, co-edited with Michael Kaufman (Sage, 1994), Brother Keepers: New Perspectives on Jewish Masculinity, co-edited with Rabbi Shawn Zevit (Men's Studies Press, 2010), and the co-edited The Legacy of the Holocaust: Children and the Holocaust (Jagiellonian University Press, 2002).

Media Education Foundation produced a DVD of his lecture 'Asking For It: The Ethics and Erotics of Sexual Consent' (2010). He is Professor of Sociology and Humanities at the University of Northern Iowa.Dr. Brod served as Director of the Iowa Regent Universities Men's Gender Violence Prevention Institute and on the Boards of Directors of Humanities Iowa and the American Men's Studies Association. He was a member of the Iowa Governor's Task Force for Responsible Fatherhood and the American Philosophical Association's Committee on Public Philosophy. He received the Harry Cannon Award for Exemplary and Sustained Contributions to the Field of Men's Studies from the American College Personnel Association's Standing Committee for Men and held a Fellowship in Law and Philosophy at Harvard Law School.

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1
2 Psychoanalysis on Masculinity 11
3 Theorizing Masculinities in Contemporary Social Science 39
4 Ethnographies and Masculinities 61
5 Some Thoughts on Some Histories of Some Masculinities: Jews and Other Others 82
6 Theorizing Unities and Differences Between Men and Between Masculinities 97
7 Masculinity as Homophobia: Fear, Shame, and Silence in the Construction of Gender Identity 119
8 Men, Feminism, and Men's Contradictory Experiences of Power 142
9 Theater of War: Combat, the Military, and Masculinities 165
10 The Making of Black English Masculinities 183
11 Gender Displays and Men's Power: The "New Man" and the Mexican Immigrant Man 200
12 Postmodernism and the Interrogation of Masculinity 219
13 The Male Body and Literary Metaphors for Masculinity 239
14 Weekend Warriors: The New Men's Movement 259
Name Index 289
Subject Index 295
About the Contributors 300
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