Masculinities

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Polity, 2005 - Self-Help - 324 pages
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This is an exciting new edition of R.W. Connell′s ground–breaking text, which has become a classic work on the nature and construction of masculine identity. Connell argues that there is not one masculinity, but many different masculinities, each associated with different positions of power. In a world gender order that continues to privilege men over women, but also raises difficult issues for men and boys, his account is more pertinent than ever before. In a substantial new introduction and conclusion, Connell discusses the development of masculinity studies in the ten years since the book′s initial publication. He explores global gender relations, new theories, and practical uses of mascunlinity research. Looking to the future, his new concluding chapter addresses the politics of masculinities, and the implications of masculinity research for understanding current world issues. Against the backdrop of an increasingly divided world, dominated by neo–conservative politics, Connell′s account highlights a series of compelling questions about the future of human society. This second edition of Connell′s classic book will be essential reading for students taking courses on masculinities and gender studies, and will be of interest to students and scholars across the humanities and social sciences. Visit www.raewynconnell.net
  

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User Review  - Sara Salem - Goodreads

Excellent intervention into western mainstream feminism that consistently sees gender as being about women. Read full review

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User Review  - Nicole - Goodreads

I know that I will enjoy this more when I get to grips with the material. This is still the go-to text about masculinity, even for a historian. This volume changed the face of gender studies for good reason. Read full review

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Contents

The Science of Masculinity
3
Mens Bodies
45
The Social Organization of Maculinity
67
Introduction to Part II
89
Live Fast and Die Young
93
A Whole New World
120
A Very Straight Gay
143
Men of Reason
164
The History of Masculinity
185
Masculinity Politics
204
Practice and Utopia
225
Afterword
244
Notes
267
References
282
Index
311
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Robert W. Connell , Professor of Education at the University of Sydney

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