The International Encyclopedia of Men and Masculinities offers a comprehensive guide to the current state of scholarship about men, masculinities, and gender around the world. The Encyclopedia's coverage is comprehensive across three dimensions: areas of personal and social life, academic disciplines, and cultural and historical contexts and formations.
- examines every area of men's personal and social lives as shaped by gender
- covers masculinity politics, the men's groups and movements that have tried to change men's roles
- presents entries on working with particular groups of boys or men, from male patients to men in prison
- incorporates cross-disciplinary perspectives on and examinations of men, gender and gender relations
- gives comprehensive coverage of diverse cultural and historical formations of masculinity and the bodies of scholarship that have documented them.
The Encyclopedia of Men and Masculinities is composed of over 350 free-standing entries written from their individual perspectives by eminent scholars in their fields. Entries are organized alphabetically for general ease of access but also listed thematically at the front of the encyclopedia, for the convenience of readers with specific areas of interest.
Sample Contents (A–C): Academia (Institutions). Adventure Literature (including Boys’ Books). Advertising, Advertisements. Aesthetics. Affirmative Action. African American Masculinities. African Nationalism. Age and Ageing. Ageism. Agency. Aggression. Androgyny. Anthropology (Theoretical Perspectives). Anti-Feminism. Anti-Violence Programs. Aphrodisiacs (and Sex Aids). Archetypes. Armies. Art. Asian American Masculinities. Australian Masculinities. Bachelors and Bachelorhood. Berdache. Bildungsroman. Biology (Theoretical Perspectives). Bisexuality. Bodies and Biology, Male. Body Building. Body Image. Boys and Boyhood. Brothers. Bullying. Camp. Castration. Child Abuse. Child Custody. Child Pornography. Childhood Studies (Theoretical Perspectives). Chinese Masculinities. Chivalry. Christian Men’s Movements. Circumcision. Class, Work and Masculinity. Colonial and Imperialist Masculinities. Comics. Commercial Sexual. Exploitation of Children (and Women). Complicit Masculinity. Condoms. Consumption. Contraception, Male. Counselling and Therapy. Crime, Criminality, the Law. Criminal Justice System. Criminology (Theoretical Perspectives). Crisis in Masculinity. Crisis Tendencies. Critical Race Studies. Cuckoldry. Cultural Formations, Africa. Cultural Formations, Asia and Pacific. Cultural Formations, Europe. Cultural Formations, Latin America. Cultural Formations, Middle East. Cultural Formations, North America. Cultural Studies (Theoretical Perspectives). Culture and Representation. Cyberspace and the Internet
'This is an excellent encyclopedia for all doctors and other staff involved in healthcare who are interested in areas relating to men, masculinity and gender research.' - Journal of the Norwegian Medical Association
'A crucial resource for collections supporting students and scholars of gender studies and/or men's studies. Summing Up: Essential. Lower-level undergraduates and above.'- Choice
'This new encyclopedia is up-to-date, scholarly, interdisciplinary and international in scope.' - Choice