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ISBN 9781138980914
Published December 17, 2015 by Routledge
268 Pages

 
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This volume presents a series of illustrative and critical perspectives upon the developing study of men and masculinities and its importance for sociological theory. The contributions, by women and men from Britain and the United States, are organized around the unifying themes of Power and Domination; Sexuality; Identity and Perception. Feminism has raised profound questions for the social sciences, for sociological theory and for the study of men. The contributors to this volume discuss how such questions can be addressed. They demonstrate the range of theoretical traditions that can be brought to bear on the study of men, and underline the importance of understanding ‘masculinities’ in the plural. In a concluding section, three different views upon the controversy surrounding ‘Men’s Studies’ are presented.

Table of Contents

1. Men, Masculinities and Social Theory Jeff Hearn and David H.J. Morgan  Part 1. Power and Domination  2. Men, Power and the Exploitation of Women Jalna Hanmer  3. Patriarchy and Fratriarchy as Forms of Androcracy John Remy  4. Racism, Black Masculinity and the Politics of Space Sallie Westwood  5. Men’s Power in Organizations: ‘Equal Opportunities’ Intervenes Cynthia Cockburn  Part 2. Sexualities  6. After Fifteen Years: the Impact of the Sociology of Masculinity on the Masculinity of Sociology Michael Kimmel  7. Beyond Sex and Gender: Masculinity, Homosexuality and Social Theory Tim Edwards  8. Pornography and the Alienation of Male Sexuality Harry Brod  Part 3. Identity and Perception  9. The Significance of Gender Politics in Men’s Accounts of their ‘Gender Identity’ Alison Thomas  10. Masculinity, Identification, and Political Culture Barry Richards  11. Male Perception as Social Construct Leonard Duroche  12. Doing Masculinity / Doing Theory Wil Coleman  Part 4. Commentaries  13. The Critique of Men Jeff Hearn and David H.J. Morgan  14. The New Men’s Studies: Part of the Problem or Part of the Solution? Joyce E. Canaan and Christine Griffin  15. Men, Feminism and Power Victor J. Seidler

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