Masculinities in Theory: An Introduction

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John Wiley & Sons, Sep 15, 2011 - Social Science - 248 pages
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Masculinities in Theory is a clear, concise, and comprehensive introduction to the field of masculinity studies from a humanities perspective.??
  • Serves as a much-needed introduction to the field for students and scholars of cultural studies, literature, art, film, communication, history, and gender studies

  • Includes discussions of gay/queer, feminist, and gender studies in relation to masculinity

  • Covers the key theoretical approaches to the study of masculinity, and introduces new models

  • Explores the question ?What is masculinity and how does it work???

  • Looks at language, discourse, signification, power, cross-dressing, female, queer?and transsexual masculinity, race and masculinity, nation and masculinity, interracial masculinities, and masculinities in history


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User Review  - Christoph - Goodreads

It's a brief introduction to the main concepts of (critical) masculinity studies. Written in clear and compact language, it's sometimes a bit to brief and compact, especially when discussing trans ... Read full review

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User Review  - Bridgitte - Goodreads

Clear writing and some good grounding on other gender theorists. Not as much discourse with other theorists, as I'd like, but great use of examples and application of his theory. He uses questions to ... Read full review

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Todd Reeser is Associate Professor of French and gender studies at the University of Pittsburg.  He has published on gender and sexuality in Renaissance literature, critical theory, and French film. He is the author of Moderating Masculinity in Early Modern Culture (2006) and co-editor of Entre hommes: French and Francophone Masculinities in Culture and Theory (2008).

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