Exploring Masculinities : Identity, Inequality, Continuity, and Change


Exploring Masculinities : Identity, Inequality, Continuity, and Change



[Edited] by C.J. Pascoe and Tristan Bridges, College at Brockport faculty member.

"...a comprehensive and contemporary reader for the growing field of men's and masculinities studies. It takes a conceptual approach by covering the wide range of scholarship being done on masculinities beyond the model of hegemonic masculinity. C.J. Pascoe and Tristan Bridges extend the boundaries of the field and provide a new framework for understanding masculinities studies. Rather than taking a topics-based approach to masculinity, Exploring Masculinities offers an innovative conceptual approach that enables students to study a given phenomenon from a variety of perspectives. It divides up the field in ways that provide accessible introductions to complex debates and key intra- and interdisciplinary distinctions. The book provides a portable set of conceptual tools on which scholars and students can rely to analyze masculinities in different contexts, time periods, and embodiments."--Back cover



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Publication Information

New York ; Oxford, [U.K.] : Oxford University Press, c2016.

xii, 430 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.


Gender and Sexuality




Located in Drake Library: HQ1090 .E924 2016

CONTENTS: Introduction: Exploring masculinities : history, reproduction, hegemony, and dislocation -- Part I. Historicizing Masculinities. Remaking Manhood through Race and 'Civilization' / by Gail Bederman -- Houdini, Tarzan, and the Perfect Man : Introduction / by John Kasson -- Romantic Friendship: Male Intimacy and Middle-Class Youth in the Northern United States 1800-1900 / by E. Anthony Rotundo -- Clothing and Gender in America : Children's Fashions, 1890-1920 / by Jo B. Paoletti -- Shell-shock as Social Disease / by George Mosse -- Breadwinners and Losers : Sanctions Against Male Deviance / by Barbara Ehrenreich -- Guyland : Gendering the Transition to Adulthood / by Michael Kimmel -- Part II: Multiplying Masculinities. The Social Organization of Masculinity / by Raewyn Connell -- Retrofitting Frontier Masculinity for Alaska's War against Wolves / by Sine Anahita and Tamara L. Mix -- Manhood Over Easy : Reflections on Hegemonic, Soft-Boiled, and Multiple Masculinities / by Melanie Heath -- Synthesized Masculinities : The Mechanics of Manhood among Delinquent Boys / by Victor Rios and Rachel Sarabia -- Inclusive Masculinities / by Eric Anderson -- Healthy for Whom? : Males, Men, and Masculinity : a Reflection on the Doing (and Study) of Dominance / by Matthew B. Ezzell -- On Patriarchs and Losers : Rethinking Men's Interests / by Michael Messner -- Masculinities and Structured Action / by James Messerschmidt -- Part III: Navigating Masculinities. Latino Boys, Masculinity, and Puberty / by Richard Mora – ‘My Passport Says Shawn' : Toward a Hip-Hop Cosmopolitanism / by Mark Anthony Neal -- Masculinity Dilemmas / Amy Wilkins -- Styled Masculinity : Men's Consumption of Salon Hair Care and the Construction of Difference / by Kristen Barber -- Becoming a Firefighter / by Matthew Desmond – Can Bourdieu Help Us To Understand Masculinity, and Can Masculinity Help Us To Understand Bourdieu? / by Adam Reich -- 'Manning Up to Being Gay' : Minority Masculinities in the Community and the Club / by Anthony Ocampo -- Negotiating the Field of Masculinity : The Production and Reproduction of Multiple Dominant Masculinities / by Tony Coles – Part IV: Dislocating Masculinities. Research on Men and Masculinities : Some Implications of Recent Theory for Future Work / by Alan Petersen -- An Introduction to Female Masculinity : Masculinity without Men / by J. Jack Halberstam -- Gosh, Boy George, You Must be Awfully Secure in Your Masculinity! / by Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick -- Midwest or Lesbian? : Gender, Rurality, and Sexuality / by Emily Kazyak -- William's Doll and Me / by Karl Bryant -- Penis Panics : Maleness, Masculinity, and the Matrix of Sexual Threat / by Laurel Westbrook and Kristen Schilt -- Navigating Vulnerability and Fear : Rethinking the Relationship between Violence and Contemporary Masculinity / by Miriam J. Abelson -- Dude-Sex : White Masculinities and 'Authentic' Heterosexual among Dudes who have Sex with Dudes / by Jane Ward -- Masculinities and Post-Homophobias? / by Tristan Bridges and C.J. Pascoe -- Conclusion: Historicizing, Multiplying, Navigating and Dislocating: Looking to the Future of Gender Theory.

Exploring Masculinities : Identity, Inequality, Continuity, and Change