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Theorizing Masculinities

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June 1994 | 302 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
A new field of inquiry and growing interdisciplinary area, men's studies, is just now beginning to develop its own distinctive methodologies and perspectives as demonstrated in the pages of Theorizing Masculinities. This first major compilation of new theoretical work on men begins by presenting ideas borrowed from the disciplines that have fostered the study of masculinities: sociology, psychoanalysis, ethnography, and inequality. The following chapters explore many issues central to the study of men such as power, ethnicity, feminism, and homophobia. The contributors also provide theoretical explanations of some of the institutions most closely identified with men, such as the military, sports, and the men's movement. The contributors to this volume come from disciplines as diverse as sociology, political science, industrial relations, philosophy, education, anthropology, gender studies, and literature. Together, they make this benchmark volume the guiding set of theories on masculinities. Theorizing Masculinities is a comprehensive volume that will appeal to a wide range of students and scholars, especially those interested in gender, sociology, social theory, family studies, counseling, and psychology.

Michael S Kimmel
Foreword
Harry Brod and Michael Kaufman
Introduction
 
PART ONE: THEORIZING MASCULINITIES
R W Connell
Psychoanalysis on Masculinity
Scott Coltrane
Theorizing Masculinities in Contemporary Social Science
Don Conway-Long
Ethnographies and Masculinities
Harry Brod
Some Thoughts on Some Histories of Some Masculinities
Jews and Other Others  
Jeff Hearn and David L Collinson
Theorizing Unities and Differences Between Men and Between Masculinities
Michael S Kimmel
Masculinity as Homophobia
Fear, Shame, and Silence in the Construction of Gender Identity  
Michael Kaufman
Men, Feminism, and Men's Contradictory Experiences of Power
 
PART TWO: THEORIZING MASCULINITIES
David H J Morgan
Theater of War
Combat, the Military, and Masculinities  
Mairtin Mac an Ghaill
The Making of Black English Masculinities
Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo and Michael A Messner
Gender Displays and Men's Power
The `New Man' and the Mexican Immigrant Man  
David S Gutterman
Postmodernism and the Interrogation of Masculinity
Arthur Flannigan-Saint-Aubin
The Male Body and Literary Metaphors for Masculinity
Michael S Kimmel and Michael Kaufman
Weekend Warriors
The New Men's Movement  

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