The Masculinity Studies Reader
February 2002, ©2002, Wiley-Blackwell
Introduction (Rachel Adams and David Savran).
Part I: Eroticism.
1. Some Psychological Consequences of the Anatomical Distinction between the Sexes (Sigmund Freud).
2. Masochism and Male Subjectivity (Kaja Silverman).
3. Subject Honor, Object Shame (Roger Lancaster).
4. The Democratic Body: Prostitution and Citizenship in Classical Athens (David Halperin).
Part II: Social Sciences.
5. Deep Play: Notes on the Balinese Cockfight (Clifford Geertz).
6. Toward a New Sociology of Masculinity (Tim Carrigan, Bob Connell, and John Lee).
7. The Fraternal Social Contract (Carole Pateman).
8. The Birth of the Self-made Man (Michael Kimmel).
Part III: Representations. .
9. The Beast in the Closet: James and the Writing of Homosexual Panic (Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick).
10. The Woman Warrior versus The Chinaman Pacific: Must a Chinese American Critic Choose between Feminism and Heroism (King-Kok Cheung).
11. Skin Head Sex Thing: Racial Difference and the Homoerotic Imaginary (Kobena Mercer).
12. Bonds of (In)Difference (Robyn Wiegman).
Part IV: Empire and Modernity.
13. The Fact of Blackness (Frantz Fanon).
14. The History of Masculinity (R. W. Connell).
15. The White Man's Muscles (Richard Dyer).
16. What Does a Jew Want? or, The Political Meaning of the Phallus (Daniel Boyarin).
17. The Economy of Colonial Desire (Revathi Krishnaswamy).
18. Male Gender and Rituals of Resistance in the Palestinian Intifada (Julie Peteet).
Part V: Borders.
19. Homosexuality and the Signs of Male Friendship in Elizabethan England (Alan Bray).
20. An Introduction to Female Masculinity (Judith Halberstam).
21. "That Sexe Which Prevaileth" (Anne Fausto-Sterling).
22. The Gender of Brazilian Transgendered Prostitutes (Don Kulick).
Rachel Adams is Assistant Professor of English and
Comparative Literature at Columbia University. Her writing includes
the book Sideshow U.S.A.: Freaks and the American
Imagination (2001) and articles in American Literature,
Camera Obscura, GLQ, and Michigan
David Savran is Professor of Theatre at The Graduate Center, City University of New York. He has written two books on masculinity: Taking It Like a Man: White Masculinity, Masochism, and Contemporary American Culture (1998) and Communists, Cowboys, and Queers: The Politics of Masculinity in the Work of Arthur Miller and Tennessee Williams (1992).
- Charts the history and defining questions within the field through clear, accessible introductory essays.
- Unifies research on masculinity within the humanities and social sciences for the first time.
- Includes frequently-anthologized essays within an entirely new context, shedding new light on well-known material.
"This anthology identifies the need in contemporary cultural
studies for more elaborate understandings of the relations of
various masculinities to power, nation, empire, violence, race,
class, and embodiment. The editors must be commended for producing
a volume which answers to this need and brings together an
eclectic, multidisciplinary, and wide-ranging collection of essays
in response. Bound to become required reading in gender studies and
beyond!" University of California at San Diego
"The instructor-friendly anthology of 22 previously published
essays dating primarily from 1970 to 2000, is destined to become a
standard in courses on gender and masculinity. Rachel Adams and
David Savran have chosen fascinating articles that will be both
challenging and accessible to university students at all levels"
Journal of Contemporary European Studies
"Adams and Savran provide extrcta from a number of key sources that lay the foundations for understanding masculinities through a cultural studies oriented approach" Sexualities