Canadian Perspectives on Men and Masculinities: An Interdisciplinary Reader

Paperback | November 2, 2011

byJason A. Laker

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This new interdisciplinary reader is one of the only texts that explores men and masculinity issues within a distinctly Canadian context. Featuring sixteen original essays by leading scholars from a wide range of disciplines, this fascinating volume analyzes the many ways in which men andmasculine gender roles have been constructed and depicted within Canadian society. Organized into three thematic sections, the text examines topics such as popular culture, sports, immigration, race, class, sexuality, ethnicity, religion, and other dimensions of identity, while considering whether'Canadian masculinity' is particularly unique. Current and comprehensive, Canadian Perspectives on Men and Masculinities is essential reading for understanding the multifaceted and ever-evolving male experience in Canada.

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This new interdisciplinary reader is one of the only texts that explores men and masculinity issues within a distinctly Canadian context. Featuring sixteen original essays by leading scholars from a wide range of disciplines, this fascinating volume analyzes the many ways in which men andmasculine gender roles have been constructed and...

Dr. Jason Laker is the Vice President for Student Affairs and Professor within the Connie L. Lurie College of Education at San Jose State University in California, USA. Previously he served as Associate Vice-Principal and Dean of Student Affairs and Instructor within Gender and Cultural Studies at Queen's University in Kingston, Cana...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:344 pages, 9 × 7 × 0.67 inPublished:November 2, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195439244

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Table of Contents

Jason A. Laker: Introduction: Rumours of our Battle Have Been Vastly OverstatedPart I - Born and Becoming: On Growing Up Male in Canada1. Michele Landsberg: From Where We Stand: Canadian Women's Experiences of Masculinities2. Gilles Tremblay and Pierre L'heureux: The Genesis of the Construction of the Male Identity3. Alexandre Dumas and Emily Bournival: Canadian Masculinities and the Body4. Peter Cornish and Timothy A.G. Osachuk: Canadian Men's Relationships and Help-Seeking over the Lifespan: The Role of Public Narratives5. Walter S. DeKeseredy: Ending Woman Abuse on Canadian University and Community College Campuses: The Role of Feminist MenPart II - The Nation's Narratives: Men and Masculinity in the Canadian Imaginary6. Jane Tolmie and Karis Shearer: Masculinities in Canadian Literature7. Michael A. Robidoux: Male Hegemony or Male Mythology? Uncovering Distinctions through Some of Canada's Leading Men: The Coureurs de Bois and Professional Hockey Players8. Pauline Greenhill: Men, Masculinities, and the Male in English-Canadian Traditional and Popular Cultures9. Yves Laberge: Social Representations of Men and Local Heroes in Quebec's Public Sphere and Culture: Another Case of a 'Distinct Society'?10. Jane McGaughey: Fighting in the Shadow: American and British Cultural Influences on Canadian Military Manhood11. William Bridel and Marty Clark: Sport and Canadian National IdentityPart III - Borders and Crossings: Canadian Intersectional Masculinities12. Siphiwe I. Dube: Masculinity and Religion13. Danielle Kwan-Lafond: Racialized Masculinities in Canada14. Sam McKegney: Warriors, Healers, Lovers, and Leaders: Confronting Simulations of Indigenous Masculinity15. James McNinch: Queering Canadian Manhood: Sex, Love, and Marriage in Canada in the Twenty-First Century16. Gillian Creese: Negotiating Migration, Destabilizing Masculine IdentitiesJason Laker: Conclusion: Toward a Canadian Definition of MasculinitySuggestions for Further Reading

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"It was a pleasant surprise to read articles that explore masculinity issues from psychological, sociological, anthropological, historical, and literary angles." --David Long, The King's University College