1st Edition

Masculinity and Student Success in Higher Education

ISBN 9781138686021
Published December 20, 2017 by Routledge
154 Pages

USD $42.95

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Book Description

This practical resource identifies complex issues associated with masculinity in higher education, providing administrators and faculty with research-based strategies for supporting the success of this student group. Grounded in interdisciplinary social science theories and representative case studies, this book unpacks the experience of college men while simultaneously addressing the various identities they embrace or are assigned. Masculinity and Student Success in Higher Education shares strategies on increasing enrollment, engagement, and persistence of men in higher education across racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic distinctions. By successfully interrogating their own campus practices, readers can better address issues of diversity while also supporting and engaging the social and academic factors that contribute to student success.

Table of Contents

Series Editors' Introduction

Chapter One: Declining Enrollment and Engagement

Chapter Two: Preparation for Higher Education

Chapter Three: Framing Colleges and Universities as a Masculine Endeavor

Chapter Four: Supporting Historically Underrepresented Men

Chapter Five: Academic Engagement

Chapter Six: Co-Curricular Engagement

Chapter Seven: Extra-Curricular Engagement

Chapter Eight: Mentoring and Changemaking

Chapter Nine: Campus Structures Promoting Persistence

Chapter Ten: Rethinking Engagement


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Jonathan M. Bowman is Professor of Communication Studies at the University of San Diego, USA.

D. Craig Filar is Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies at Florida State University, USA.


"Bowman and Filar offer a book that looks closely at issues across masculinities and delves into intersections that are important in today’s college setting. In exploring the topic, they engage the diversity among men, including race and ethnicity, country of origin, sexuality, class, achievement, and service to country. They examine the issues that men face in terms of masculinity through many lenses, providing spotlights that highlight key issues and populations. In doing so, Bowman and Filar create a highly usable book that students will find accessible and relevant to their daily lives."
—From the Series Editor Introduction by Marybeth Gasman and Nelson Bowman III