1st Edition

Masculinities in Higher Education Theoretical and Practical Considerations

Edited By Jason A. Laker, Tracy Davis Copyright 2011
    248 Pages
    by Routledge

    248 Pages
    by Routledge

    Masculinities in Higher Education provides empirical evidence, theoretical support, and developmental interventions for educators working with college men both in and out of the classroom. The critical philosophical perspective of the text challenges the status-quo and offers theoretically sound educational strategies to successfully promote men’s learning and development. Contesting dominant discourses about men and masculinities and binary notions of privilege and oppression, the contributors examine the development and identity of men in higher education today. This edited collection analyzes the nuances of lived identities, intersections between identities, ways in which individuals participate in co-constructing identities, and in turn how these identities influence culture. Masculinities in Higher Education is a unique resource for graduate students and professional post-secondary educators looking for strategies to effectively promote college men’s learning and development.

    Foreword, Dr. Jane Fried

    Introduction, Tracy Davis and Jason Laker

    Section A: Theoretical and Historical Perspectives, Section Editor, Jason Laker

    1. Mapping Guyland in College, Michael Kimmel & Tracy Davis

    2. Using the Psychology of Men and Gender Role Conflict Theory To Promote Comprehensive Service Delivery for College Men: A Call to Action, Jim O’Neil & Byrce Crasper

    3. The Situation of Men, and Situating Men in Higher Education: A Conversation about Crisis, Myth and Reality about Male College Students, Frank Harris III & Ryan P. Barone

    4. Inviting and Inspiring Men to Learn: Gendered Pedagogical Considerations for Undergraduate Teaching and Learning Environments, Jason Laker

    Section B: Identity Intersections with Masculinities, Section Editor, Tracy Davis

    5. Man of Multiple Identities: Complex Individuality and Identity Intersectionality among College Men, Shaun R. Harper, Cameron C. Wardell, and Keon M. McGuire

    6. Queer Masculinities in Higher Education, Beth Berila

    7. Socio-economic and Work Identity Intersections with Masculinity and College Success, Brian Reed

    8. Disability Identity Intersections with Masculinities, Tom Gerschick

    Section C: Effective Interventions with College Men, Section Editors, Jason Laker and Tracy Davis

    9. Masculinities (Re)considered: Using a Critical Approach to Working with Men in Groups, Tracy Davis, James LaPrad & Sean Dixon

    10. Using How College Men Feel about Being Men and "Doing the Right Thing" to Promote Men’s Development, Alan Berkowitz

    11. Best Practices for Improving College Men’s HealthDesigning Effective Programs and Services for College Men, Will Courtenay

    12. Successful Judicial Intervention with Men, Randy Ludeman

    13. Women Professionals Working with Men in both Curricular and Co-curricular Environments, Rachel Wagner


    Jason Laker is the Vice President for Student Affairs and Professor within the Connie L. Lurie College of Education at San José State University.

    Tracy Davis is Professor and Program Coordinator of the College Student Personnel graduate program at Western Illinois University.