Spaces of Masculinities

Edited by Kathrin Hörschelmann, Bettina van Hoven

© 2004 – Routledge

272 pages | 11 B/W Illus.

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About the Book

Changing circumstances in Western and global societies have introduced new constraints and opportunities for men and the formation of male identities. Meanwhile, the emerging diversity of 'atypical' identities ('atypical' when compared with traditional conceptions of middle-class, white, heterosexual men) poses new challenges for the production and use of spaces.

Spaces of Masculinities provides a comprehensive introduction to the innovative and diverse research on spaces of masculinity. Drawing on a variety of geographical research projects, the central concern of the book is to highlight the significance of research on masculinity in sociological and geographical work dealing with constructions of gender.

Reviews

'Spaces of Masculinities will be a very useful addition to reading lists for undergraduate and postgraduate courses focusing on feminist geography, gender relations and social and cultural geographies' - Gender, Place and Culture

'This book suceeds in achieving its stated goals. It would be appropriate for adoption in upper-level undergraduate or introductory graduate courses dealing with geographies of gender' - The Royal Dutch Geographical Society

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Bodies and Sexuality 3. Family / The Private 4. Work / The Public 5. Rural and Urban Spaces 6. Spaces of Defence 7. Conclusion

About the Editors

Bettina van Hoven is Lecturer in Cultural Geography at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands.

Kathrin Hörschelmann is Lecturer at the Department of Geography, University of Plymouth, UK.

About the Series

Critical Geographies

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI030000
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geography
SOC000000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / General
SOC015000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography