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Masculinities and Violence

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December 1997 | 288 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Masculinities and Violence, the latest volume in the Research on Men and Masculinities series, takes a sobering look at men and violence. Editor Lee H. Bowker has carefully chosen essays that shed light on the causes and settings of masculine violence. The three essays in Part I lay out the ways in which men learn violence and repeat it. Part II focuses on the ways men victimize women and children. Part III turns to ways men victimize other men. Finally, Part IV looks at men and organizational violence. Understanding the masculinities-violence nexus is crucially important to finding ways to mitigate the masculine tendency to violence. This perceptive volume will be an important resource for all those interested in the field of gender roles, men's studies, and interpersonal violence.


 
PART ONE: LEARNING VIOLENCE
Lee H Bowker
On the Difficulty of Eradicating Masculine Violence
Multisystem Overdetermination

 
Sarah Sobieraj
Taking Control
Toy Commercials and the Social Construction of Patriarchy

 
Martha K Huggins and Mika Haritos-Fatouros
Bureaucratizing Masculinities among Brazilian Torturers and Murderers
 
PART TWO: MEN VICTIMIZING WOMEN AND CHILDREN
Neil Websdale and Meda Chesney-Lind
Doing Violence to Women
Chris O'Sullivan
Ladykillers
Similarities and Divergences of Masculinities in Gang Rape and Wife Battery

 
Lee H Bowker
The Coaching Abuse of Teenage Girls
A Betrayal of Innocence and Trust

 
 
PART THREE: MEN VICTIMIZING MEN
James Messerschmidt
Men Victimizing Men
The Case of Lynching, 1865-1900

 
John Hagedorn
Frat Boys, Bossmen, Studs and Gentlemen
Hans Toch
Hypermasculinity and Prison Violence
 
PART FOUR: MASCULINITIES AND ORGANIZATIONAL VIOLENCE
Constance Chapple
Dow Corning and the Silicone Breast Implant Debacle
An Investigation into Corporate Crime against Women

 
Tracy Karner
Engendering Violent Men
Oral Histories of Military Masculinity

 

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