Masculinities and Culture

ISBN-10: 0335199887

ISBN-13: 9780335199884

Edition: 2001

Authors: John Beynon

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This text provides a comprehensive introduction to contemporary debates concerning masculinities as gendered constructions, along with the means of researching and theorizing them.
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Book details

List price: $54.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Binding: Paperback
Size: 6.50" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Series Editor's Foreword
Introduction and Acknowledgements
What Is Masculinity?
Introduction: 'masculinity' or 'masculinities'?
Questioning masculinity
Masculinity under the microscope
Shaping and enacting masculinity
Experiencing masculinity
Hegemonic masculinity
Masculinity in history
Masculinity, class and work
Researching masculinities: a word of caution
Further reading
Masculinities and the Imperial Imaginary
Introduction: masculinity in the Age of Empire
'Fit for Empire': Imperial masculinity
'Masculine imaginings'
Ballantyne: boy heroes en route to manhood
Rider Haggard: masculinity-in-action
'Rotting from within': fears of degeneracy
Sport, Muscular Christianity and masculinity
Physical culture and 're-masculinization'
Imperial man's damaged masculinity
The demise of Imperial man
Contemporary echoes of Imperial masculinity
Further reading
Understanding Masculinities
Introduction: critical work on masculinity
Socialization into masculinity
Masculinity in other times
Masculinity in other places
The mediation of masculinity: 'cinematic man'
'The pathological silencing of women': 1950s masculinity
Further reading
Masculinities and the Notion of 'Crisis'
Introduction: 'Crisis! What crisis?'
The 'evidence' for 'men-in-crisis'
Defending 'male honour'
The loss of masculine 'rights'
Men, masculinity and the changing labour market
Is the 'crisis' new?
Does the 'crisis' actually exist?
Conclusion: a 'crisis' in need of research
Further reading
The Commercialization of Masculinities: from the 'New Man' to the 'New Lad'
Introduction: masculinity from the 1980s
The 'new man-as-nurturer'
The 'new man-as-narcissist'
'Hello' to the 'yuppie'
'Goodbye' to the 'old industrial man'
Welcome to the 1990s: 'the lads are back in town'
The 'new lad': his ancestors, friends and enemies
Who is (or was) the 'new man'?
Conclusion: the emergence of 'new man-ism'
Further reading
'Millennium Masculinity'
Introduction: the discursive construction of masculinity
The 'new man' and the 'old man'
Men running wild
Emasculated men
Men as victims and aggressors
Conclusion: a bleak outlook for masculinity
Further reading
Researching Masculinities Today
Introduction: David Morgan's Discovering Men
Six research modes
Conclusion: the need to research contemporary masculinities
Further reading
Glossary
References
Index
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