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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Review: MasculinitiesUser Review - Sara Salem - Goodreads
Excellent intervention into western mainstream feminism that consistently sees gender as being about women. Read full review
Review: MasculinitiesUser Review - Teresa - Goodreads
Interesting monograph about the nature of maleness in societies these days. The theory sections are a little hairy but the original qualitative research is a great read. Read full review
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