Masculinities

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Polity, 2005 - Self-Help - 324 pages
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This is an exciting new edition of R. W. Connell sground–breaking text, which has become a classic work on the natureand construction of masculine identity. Connell argues that thereis not one masculinity, but many different masculinities, eachassociated with different positions of power. In a world genderorder that continues to privilege men over women, but also raisesdifficult issues for men and boys, Connell s account is morepertinent than ever before.

In a substantial new introduction and conclusion, Connell discussesthe development of masculinity studies in the ten years since thebook s initial publication. The book explores global genderrelations, new theories, and practical uses of masculinityresearch. Looking to the future, a new concluding chapter addressesthe politics of masculinities, and the implications of masculinityresearch for understanding current world issues. Against thebackdrop of an increasingly divided world, dominated byneo–conservative politics, Connell s account highlights aseries of compelling questions about the future of human society.

This second edition of Connell s classic book will beessential reading for students taking courses on masculinities andgender studies, and will be of interest to students and scholarsacross the humanities and social sciences.
  

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Excellent intervention into western mainstream feminism that consistently sees gender as being about women. Read full review

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Excellent intervention into western mainstream feminism that consistently sees gender as being about women. Read full review

Contents

The Science of Masculinity
3
Mens Bodies
45
The Social Organization of Maculinity
67
Introduction to Part II
89
Live Fast and Die Young
93
A Whole New World
120
A Very Straight Gay
143
Men of Reason
164
The History of Masculinity
185
Masculinity Politics
204
Practice and Utopia
225
Afterword
244
Notes
267
References
282
Index
311
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Robert W. Connell, Professor of Education at the University of Sydney

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