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Masculinities, Violence and Culture

Masculinities, Violence and Culture

June 2000 | 232 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This book explores the relationship between masculinity and violence within the context of cultural change and escalating violence.

This unique analysis links the growing sociological and psychological literature on masculinity with contemporary criminological research. The author: critically examines the major biological, psychological, sociological, and anthropological models of masculinity and violence; formulates an integrated theoretical approach to the relationship between violence and masculinity; focuses on violence as a gendered activity; and looks at representations of violence and masculinity in popular culture including cartoons, fiction, television and film.

Masculine identity is not viewed as rigid, but as flexible and changeable. This position enables the author to take a completely fresh look at relations between power, privilege, and gender.

Engendering Violence
Starting Points

Bodily Harm
Violence and the Cultural Imaginary

Of Excess, Lack and Displacement
Reel Violence

Gender Theatrics
Marking the Difference

Boys on Film
Masculinities and the Cinema

Traumatic Crossings

This book is rare to find. It is in a class of its own. The writer is clear on the theoretical perspectives that inform the relationship between masculinity and violence. This book, though written in a western context, is relevant to everyone who wants a clear perspective on this issue. I recommend this book for everyone who needs a fresh perspective in this area

Dr Tirelo Modie
Accounting , University of Botswana
November 22, 2015

Recommended for inter-disciplinary studies and students aiming at a more intersectional approach to ethics in a range of disciplines from business to development. Critically understanding the role gender norms play in culture is crucial towards change. Crucially, this book better enables to us to investigate the role of men.

Dr Diepiriye Kuku-Siemons
School of Social Sciences, Northampton University
June 29, 2015

Suzanne Hatty's text is highly recommended to anyone interested in a discourse about violence that goes beyond cliches, superficialities and stereotypes.

Mr Armin Luthi
Health and Social care sciences, Saint Georges
November 25, 2011

A well written book exploring masculinity and violence. The author has linked sociological and psychological research on the subject to criminology models of violence.

Miss Frances Jackson
Public Services, Peterborough Regional College
October 25, 2011

I have used this book with students writing their dissertations. The feedback has been very positive, and raising very interesting debates. I would recommend it for any students studying social work.

Dr Bridget Ng'andu
Social Work, Ruskin College Oxford
August 23, 2011

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