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Transforming Masculinities

Men, Cultures, Bodies, Power, Sex and Love, 1st Edition

By Vic Seidler


32 pages

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Critically exploring the ways in which men and masculinities are commonly theorized, this multidisciplinary text opens up a discussion around such relationships, and shows that, as with feminisms, there is a diversity of theoretical traditions. It draws on a variety of examples, and explores new directions in the complexities of diverse male identities and emotional lives across different histories, cultures and traditions. This book:

  • considers the experiences of different generations
  • explores connections between masculinity and drugs
  • investigates men and masculinities in a post-9/11 world
  • considers new ways of thinking about male violence
  • recognizes the importance of culture and provides spaces to explore different class, ‘race’ and ethnic masculinities.

Written in a practical, versatile manner by an established author in this field, it points to new directions in thinking, and makes essential reading for advanced undergraduates, postgraduates and researchers in the fields of sociology, gender studies, politics, philosophy and psychology.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction Transforming Masculinities: Cultures, Power and Sexualities 2. Masculinities, Culture And Difference/s 3. Masculinities, Power And Social Movements 4. Rethinking Male Violence 5. Authority, Hegemony And Emotional Life 6. Honour, Shame, Nature And Peace 7. Negotiating Gender And Sexed Identities 8. Fatherhood, Class, ‘Race’, Power And Sex 9. Diasporas, Histories, Drugs And Love 10. Memories, Bodies And Hidden Injuries 11. Narratives, Relationships, Drugs And Violence 12. Conclusions: Gender, Power, Ethics And Love

About the Author

Victor Jeleniewski Seidler is Professor of Social Theory in the Department of Sociology, Goldsmiths, University of London. He has written widely in the field of gender, particularly in relation to men and masculinities as well as in social theory, critical theory, philosophy and ethics.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Men's Studies
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General