Exploring Masculinities: Identity, Inequality, Continuity and Change

Paperback | July 27, 2015

byC. J. Pascoe, Tristan Bridges

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Exploring Masculinities: Identity, Inequality, Continuity, and Change is 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 ofhegemonic 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 andkey 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.

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Exploring Masculinities: Identity, Inequality, Continuity, and Change is 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 ofhegemonic masculinity. C. J. Pascoe and Trista...

C. J. Pascoe is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Oregon. Tristan Bridges is Assistant Professor of Sociology at The College at Brockport, State University of New York.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 9.21 × 7.4 × 0.71 inPublished:July 27, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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AcknowledgmentsIntroduction: (Re)Theorizing Masculinities: History, Hegemony, Reproduction, and DislocationPart I: Historicizing MasculinitiesHistoricizing Masculinities: An IntroductionGail Bederman: Reading 1. "Remaking Manhood through Race and 'Civilization"John Kasson: Reading 2. "Houdini, Tarzan, and the Perfect Man"E. Anthony Rotundo: Reading 3. "Romantic Friendship: Male Intimacy and Middle-Class Youth in Northern United States 1800-1900"Jo B. Paoletti: Reading 4. "Clothing and Gender in America: Children's Fashions, 1890-1920"George Mosse: Reading 5. "Shell-shock as Social Disease"Barbara Ehrenreich: Reading 6. "Breadwinners and Losers: Sanctions Against Male Deviance"Michael Kimmel: Reading 7. "Guyland: Gendering the Transition to Adulthood"Part II: Multiplying MasculinitiesMultiplying Masculinities: An IntroductionRaewyn Connell: Reading 8. "The Social Organization of Masculinit"Sine Anahita and Tamara L. Mix: Reading 9. "Retrofitting Frontier Masculinity for Alaska's War against Wolves"Melanie Heath: Reading 10. "Soft-Boiled Masculinity: Renegotiating Gender and Racial Ideologies in the Promise Keepers Movement"Victor Rios and Rachel Sarabia: Reading 11. "Synthesized Masculinities: The Mechanics of Manhood among Delinquent Boys"Eric Anderson: Reading 12. "Inclusive Masculinities"Matthew B. Ezzell: Reading 13. "Healthy for Whom?-Males, Men, and Masculinity: a Reflection on the Doing (and Study) of Dominance"Michael Messner: Reading 14. "On Patriarchs and Losers: Rethinking Men's Interests"James Messerschmidt: Reading 15. "Masculinities and Structured Action"Part III: Navigating MasculinitiesNavigating Masculinities: An IntroductionRichard Mora: Reading 16. "'Do it for all Your Pubic Hairs!': Latino Boys, Masculinity, and Puberty"Mark Anthony Neal: Reading 17. "'My Passport Says Shawn'-Toward a Hip-Hop Cosmopolitanism"Amy Wilkins: Reading 18. "Masculinity Dilemmas"Kristen Barber: Reading 19. "Styled Masculinity: Men's Consumption of Salon Hair Care and the Construction of Difference"Matthew Desmond: Reading 20. "Becoming a Firefighter"Adam Reich: Reading 21. "Insider/Outsider Masculinities: A Bourdieuian Approach to Gender"Anthony Ocampo: Reading 22. "Manning Up to Being Gay"Tony Coles: Reading 23. "Negotiating the Field of Masculinity: The Production and Reproduction of Multiple Dominant Masculinities"Part IV: Dislocating MasculinitiesDislocating Masculinities-An IntroductionAlan Petersen: Reading 24. "Research on Men and Masculinities: Some Implications of Recent Theory for Future Work"J. Jack Halberstam: Reading 25. "An Introduction to Female Masculinity: Masculinity without Men"Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick: Reading 26. "Gosh, Boy George, You Must be Awfully Secure in Your Masculinity!"Emily Kazyak: Reading 27. "Midwest or Lesbian?: Gender, Rurality, and Sexuality"Karl Bryant: Reading 28. "William's Doll and Me"Laurel Westbrook and Kristen Schilt: Reading 29. "Penis Panics: Maleness, Masculinity, and the Matrix of Sexual Threat"Miriam Abelson: Reading 30. "Navigating Vulnerability and Fear: Rethinking the Relationship between Violence and Contemporary Masculinity"Jane Ward: Reading 31. "Dude-Sex: White Masculinities and 'Authentic' Heterosexual among Dudes who have Sex with Dudes"Tristan Bridges and C. J. Pascoe: Reading 32. "Masculinities and Post-Homophobias"

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"This approach allows students to examine the relational nature of gender and think more theoretically." --Akiko Yasuike, California Lutheran University