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Masculinities in Theory: An Introduction

Masculinities in Theory: An Introduction

Todd W. Reeser

ISBN: 978-1-405-16860-1

Jan 2010

248 pages

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$42.95

Description

Masculinities in Theory is a clear, concise, and comprehensive introduction to the field of masculinity studies from a humanities perspective.  
  • Serves as a much-needed introduction to the field for students and scholars of cultural studies, literature, art, film, communication, history, and gender studies

  • Includes discussions of gay/queer, feminist, and gender studies in relation to masculinity

  • Covers the key theoretical approaches to the study of masculinity, and introduces new models

  • Explores the question ?What is masculinity and how does it work?? 

  • Looks at language, discourse, signification, power, cross-dressing, female, queer and transsexual masculinity, race and masculinity, nation and masculinity, interracial masculinities, and masculinities in history

Acknowledgments.

Introduction: The Study of Masculinity.

1. Theorizing Masculinity.

2. Social Masculinity and Triangulation.

3. Sexing Masculinity.

4. Theorizing the Male Body.

5. Masculinity in Disguise.

6. Non-Male Masculinities.

7. Masculinity and Racialized Subjectivities.

8. Masculinity and the Nation.

9. Interracial Masculinities.

10. Unstable Time: Masculinity in History.

Index.

""Moreover, the book's clear, jargon-free language and logical train of thought make Masculinities in Theory a proper springboard for discussions in academic studies of masculinity."" (Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies (HJEAS), 2012)
  • Serves as a much-needed introduction to the field for students and scholars of cultural studies, literature, art, film, communication, history, and gender studies

  • Includes discussions of gay/queer, feminist, and gender studies in relation to masculinity

  • Covers the key theoretical approaches to the study of masculinity, and introduces new models

  • Explores the question “What is masculinity and how does it work?” 

  • Looks at language, discourse, signification, power, cross-dressing, female, queer and transsexual masculinity, race and masculinity, nation and masculinity, interracial masculinities, and masculinities in history