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Handbook of Studies on Men and Masculinities

Handbook of Studies on Men and Masculinities

Edited by:
  • Michael S. Kimmel - Stony Brook University, Sociology, State University of New York, Stony Brook, USA, State University of New York, Stony Brook, USA
  • Jeff Hearn - Huddersfield University, UK
  • Robert W. Connell - University of Sydney, Australia

Other Titles in:
Men's Studies

September 2004 | 512 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
In the past, research in the field of gender has mainly addressed issues about women, and has for the most part been developed by women. Recently, the study of gender has rapidly expanded and there has been a growing interest in men's and boys' identities, conduct, and problems.

The Handbook of Studies on Men and Masculinities is an interdisciplinary and international culmination of the growth of men's studies that also offers insight about future directions for the field. The Handbook provides a broad view of masculinities primarily across the social sciences, with the inclusion of important debates in some areas of the humanities and natural sciences. The various approaches presented in this Handbook range across different disciplines, theoretical perspectives, methodologies, and conceptualizations in relation to the topic of men.

Editors Michael S Kimmel, Jeff Hearn, and Robert W Connell have assembled an esteemed group of contributors who are among the best-known experts in their particular fields.

The Handbook of Studies on Men and Masculinities examines the construction of masculinities in four different frames: the social organization of masculinities in their global and regional iterations; the institutional reproduction and articulation of masculinities; the ways in which masculinities are organized and practiced within a context of gender relations; and the ways in which individual men express and understand their gendered identities. The Handbook is organized in a way that moves from the larger, global, and institutional articulations of masculinities, to the more intimate and personal expressions.

The Handbook of Studies on Men and Masculinities provides scholars, researchers, and students with the most current, incisive scholarship available for the men's studies area of gender studies. It is a vital resource for those interested in the practical or cultural issues about men, boys, and gender, as well as an excellent addition to any academic library.

1. Introduction
Oystein Holter
2. Social Theories in Researching Men and Masculinities: Direct Gender Hierarchy and Structural Inequality
Judith Kegan Gardiner
3. Men, Masculinities and Feminist Theory
Tim Edwards
4. Queering the Pitch? Gay Masculinities
R. W. Connell
5. Globalization, Imperialism and Masculinities
Robert Morrell and Sandra Swart
6. Men in the Third World: Postcolonial Perspectives on Masculinity
Matt Gutmann and Mara Viveros
7. Masculinities in Latin America
Taga Futoshi
8. East Asian Masculinities
Committee for Research on Men and Masculinities in Europe (CROME)
9. Men, Masculinities and 'Europe'
David Morgan
10. Class and Masculinity
Ken Plummer
11. Male Sexualities
James W. Messerschmidt
12. Men, Masculinities, and Crime
Jon Swain
13. Masculinities in Education
Scott Coltrane and Michele Adams
14. Boys and Men in Families: The Domestic Production of Gender, Power and Privilege
William Marsiglio and Joseph H. Pleck
15. Fatherhood and Masculinities
Jim McKay, Janine Mokosza, and Brett Hutchins
16. 'Gentlemen, the Lunchbox has Landed': Representations of Masculinities in Popular Media
David Collinson and Jeff Hearn
17. Men and Masculinities in Work, Organizations and Management
Mike Messner
18. Still a Man's World?: Studying Masculinities and Sport
Don Sabo
19. Men's Health Studies: An Overview
Walter S. DeKeseredy and Martin D. Schwartz
20. Masculinities and Interpersonal Violence
Tom Gerschick
21. Polysemous, Polymorphous Bodies: Masculinities and (non)-Normativity
Richard Ekins and Dave King
22. Transgendering, Men and Masculinities
Joane Nagel
23. Nation
Michael Kimmel
24. Globalization and its Mal(e)contents: The Gendered Moral Economy of Terrorism
Paul Higate and John Hopton
25. War Militarism and Masculinities
Shahin Gerami
26. Mullahs, Martyrs, and men: Conceptualizing Masculinity in the Islamic Republic of Iran
Michael Flood
27. Men's Collective Struggles for Gender Justice: The Case of Anti-Violence Activism

"Handbook of Men and Masculinities takes a broad approach to the topic and the editors openly acknowledge their efforts as a work in progress. Their goals are to establish definitions and demonstrate the range of the field. . . . this guide will prove a convenient starting point for many students."

John R.M. Lawrence, Reference Librarian
East Carolina University
Lawrence Looks at Books

Best single text I could find. Too expensive and students weren't wild about it.

Professor David Allen
Women'S Studies Dept, University of Washington - Seattle
October 27, 2010

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