Masculinities in Transition

Author: V. Robinson,J. Hockey

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230299326

Category: Social Science

Page: 221

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Contributing to feminist approaches to masculinities, this book examines men's contextual experiences of masculine identity. Drawing on new data which compares men as they move across and between public and domestic spaces, it explores the implications of this for the nature of contemporary masculinity.
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Masculinities in the Making

From the Local to the Global

Author: James W. Messerschmidt

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442232943

Category: Social Science

Page: 214

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In this book, James W. Messerschmidt explores how masculinity is created through life histories on very different subjects—genderqueers, boys who have been bullied at school, and presidents—that illustrate theory in action. Taken together, Masculinities in the Making is compelling insight into masculinity today.
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Inclusive Masculinities in Contemporary Football

Men in the Beautiful Game

Author: Rory Magrath

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317226747

Category: Social Science

Page: 218

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Football has traditionally been an institution hostile toward sexual minorities. Boys and men in the sport have deployed high levels of homophobia for multiple reasons. However, the ground-breaking research within this book shows that intolerant attitudes toward gay men are increasingly being challenged. Based on unprecedented access to Premier League academies, Inclusive Masculinities in Contemporary Football: Men in the Beautiful Game explores these changing attitudes toward homophobia in football today. Revealing a range of masculine identities never before empirically measured at this level of football, this book discusses the implications for the complex and enclosed structures of professional sport, and extends our understanding of contemporary masculinity. It also offers fresh insights to the importance of "banter" in the development of relationships and identities. This culture of banter often plays a paradoxical role, both facilitating and disrupting friendships formed between male footballers. As the first title in the Routledge Critical Studies of Men and Masculinities Series, this book is fascinating reading for all students and scholars interested in football and the study of gender, sexuality and the sociology of sport.
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Men, Masculinity and the Media

Author: Steve Craig

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0803941633

Category: Social Science

Page: 271

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Although studies of men and masculinity have gained momentum, little has been published that focuses on the media and their relationship to men as men. Men, Masculinity and the Media addresses this shortcoming. Scholars from across the social sciences investigate past media research on men and masculinity. They also examine how the media serve to construct masculinities, how men and their relationships have been depicted and how men respond to media images. From comic books and rock music to film and television, this groundbreaking volume scrutinizes the interrelationship among men, the media and masculinity.
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The Transformation of Sexuality

Gender and Identity in Contemporary Youth Culture

Author: Thomas Johansson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317013565

Category: Psychology

Page: 160

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How do contemporary young people construct their sexual identities? Are young people sexually liberated, or is human sexuality increasingly controlled and manipulated by commercial forces? Thomas Johansson explores the construction of sexual identities by young people as part of a wider process of identity construction, combining the work of key authors such as Elias and Foucault with original and revealing empirical material drawn from an extensive survey of the views of 1300 sixteen to nineteen year olds, combined with a number of qualitative in-depth interviews with different sexual subcultures. Topics covered include fidelity and infidelity, love, homosexuality, pornography and beauty ideals. Designed to look beyond media images and popular prejudices the book illustrates how young people of both genders, of different nationalities and of different group allegiances view and relate to their own sexuality.
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Handbook on Gender in World Politics

Author: Jill Steans,Daniela Tepe-Belfrage

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1783470623

Category: Political Science

Page: 528

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The Handbook on Gender in World Politics is an up-to-date, comprehensive, multi-disciplinary compendium of scholarship in gender studies. The text provides an indispensable reference guide for scholars and students interrogating gender issues in international and global contexts. Substantive areas covered include: statecraft, citizenship and the politics of belonging, international law and human rights, media and communications technologies, political economy, development, global governance and transnational visions of politics and solidarities.
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Fatherhood in Transition

Masculinity, Identity and Everyday Life

Author: Thomas Johansson,Jesper Andreasson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137589531

Category: Social Science

Page: 238

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This book discusses and analyses the ways in which fatherhood is in transition in contemporary and globalized society. The authors identify and examine fathering practices in relation to hegemonic and marginal patterns of masculinity, the concept of heteronormativity and sexuality, and patterns of segregation, class and national differences. Contextualised in relation to theories of fatherhood and relevant statistics, Fatherhood in Transition presents rich empirical material gathered in a number of western countries. It focuses on key themes including transnational fathering and families, gay fathers and the virtual global arena of fatherhood images found on the internet. Containing a number of new discussions about masculinity and fatherhood, whilst contributing to and developing existing debates and theories about men, masculinity, gender and society, this book will be of interest to students and scholars across a range of disciplines, including Men’s Studies, Gender Studies, Sociology, Psychology, Media Studies and Cultural Studies.
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Changing Men and Masculinities in Latin America

Author: Matthew C. Gutmann

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822330226

Category: Social Science

Page: 416

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DIVEssays drawn from a variety of disciplines both review and challenge current understandings of masculinity in Latin America./div
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Introducing Gender and Women's Studies

Author: Victoria Robinson,Diane Richardson

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137310707

Category: Social Science

Page: 376

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The fourth edition of this classic, comprehensive and best-selling text on gender and women's studies marks over twenty years of engaging with the key issues and developments in gender and feminist theory. With fully revised chapters written by specialists across a range of core topics, including sexuality, work, the media, race, education, family, bodies, masculinity, methodologies, social movements and politics, this accessible but academically rigorous collection breaks down contemporary debates with helpful examples and questions, whilst also underlining the complexities and contradictions of this area of study. In particular, this new edition: • continues to reflect the shift from 'women's studies' to 'gender studies', incorporating masculinity studies throughout; • features new chapters on violence and the environment, reflecting continuing and more recent feminist concerns; • includes expanded discussion of intersectionality, international and transnational issues. Coinciding with an upsurge in new forms of feminist politics, this timely publication confirms the continuing relevance of gender and women's studies. It remains an indispensable resource for students, academics and anyone interested in this lively field.
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Genders, Transgenders and Sexualities in Japan

Author: Mark McLelland,Romit Dasgupta

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113426058X

Category: History

Page: 240

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Incorporating Japanese language materials and field-based research, this compelling collection of essays takes a comparative look at the changing notions of gender and sexual diversity in Japan, considering both heterosexual and non-heterosexual histories, lifestyles and identities. Written by key Japanese authors and Western scholars the volume examines how non-conformist individuals have questioned received notions and challenged social norms relating to sex and gender. The chapters depict the plurality of gender positions; from housewives opposed to gender roles within marriage to heterosexual men wishing to be more involved in family life. Including material not previously published in English, this volume gives an overview of the important changes taking place in gender and sexuality studies within Japanese scholarship.
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Consumption and Gender in Southern Europe since the Long 1960s

Author: Kostis Kornetis,Eirini Kotsovili,Nikolaos Papadogiannis

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472596293

Category: History

Page: 320

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Consumption and Gender in Southern Europe since the Long 1960s offers an in-depth analysis of the relationship between gender and contemporary consumer cultures in post-authoritarian Southern European societies. The book sees a diverse group of international scholars from across the social sciences draw on 14 original case studies to explore the social and cultural changes that have taken place in Spain, Portugal and Greece since the 1960s. This is the first scholarly attempt to look at the countries' similar political and socioeconomic experiences in the shift from authoritarianism to democracy through the intersecting topics of gender and consumer culture. This comparative analysis is a timely contribution to the field, providing much needed reflection on the social origins of the contemporary economic crisis that Spain, Portugal and Greece have simultaneously experienced. Bringing together past and present, the volume elaborates on the interplay between the current crisis and the memory of everyday life activities, with a focus on gender and consumer practices. Consumption and Gender in Southern Europe since the Long 1960s firmly places the Southern European region in a wider European and transatlantic context. Among the key issues that are critically discussed are 'Americanization', the 'cultural revolution of the Long 1960s' and representations of the 'Model Mrs Consumer' in the three societies. This is an important text for anyone interested in the modern history of Southern Europe or the history of gender and consumer culture in modern Europe more generally.
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Cable Guys

Television and Masculinities in the 21st Century

Author: Amanda D. Lotz

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 1479800589

Category: Social Science

Page: 251

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From the meth-dealing but devoted family man Walter White of AMC’s Breaking Bad, to the part-time basketball coach, part-time gigolo Ray Drecker of HBO’s Hung, depictions of male characters perplexed by societal expectations of men and anxious about changing American masculinity have become standard across the television landscape. Engaging with a wide variety of shows, including The League, Dexter, and Nip/Tuck, among many others, Amanda D. Lotz identifies the gradual incorporation of second-wave feminism into prevailing gender norms as the catalyst for the contested masculinities on display in contemporary cable dramas. Examining the emergence of “male-centered serials” such as The Shield, Rescue Me, and Sons of Anarchy and the challenges these characters face in negotiating modern masculinities, Lotz analyzes how these shows combine feminist approaches to fatherhood and marriage with more traditional constructions of masculine identity that emphasize men’s role as providers. She explores the dynamics of close male friendships both in groups, as in Entourage and Men of a Certain Age, wherein characters test the boundaries between the homosocial and homosexual in their relationships with each other, and in the dyadic intimacy depicted in Boston Legal and Scrubs. Cable Guys provides a much needed look into the under-considered subject of how constructions of masculinity continue to evolve on television.
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Rock Climbing: The Ultimate Guide

Author: Victoria Robinson

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313378622

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 165

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This book provides the ultimate guide to rock climbing in the United States, suitable for climbers and nonclimbers alike, covering the technical and physical aspects of the sport as well as the mental challenges involved. • A chronological history of rock climbing in the United States, covering the places, events, and people • A glossary of key climbing terms • A subject index
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Masculinities, Care and Equality

Identity and Nurture in Men's Lives

Author: N. Hanlon

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113726487X

Category: Political Science

Page: 271

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This book explores men's ambiguous relationship with intimate caring work within a context where carefree and nurturing expectations for men are competing for influence. For men, to be more involved carers clashes with commonly valued expectations of them as men and this book analyses how men confront this contradictory expectation.
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Self-organizing Men

Conscious Masculinities in Time and Space

Author: Jay Sennett

Publisher: Homofactus PressLlc

ISBN: 0978597303

Category: Social Science

Page: 187

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The roles of paradox and incoherence in the construction and maintenance of the masculine self remains unexplored in both gender and men's studies. Self-Organizing Men - through poetry, visual images, prose and humor - seeks to understand how paradox and the failure to cohere to a unitary self creates opportunities for sustained connections to sexual love, the penis, childhood, and vulnerability as well as disrupts traditional transsexual narratives of masculinity and the gendered body. Contributors include: Eli Clare, Scott Turner Schofield, Tim'm T. West, Dr. Bobby Noble, Nick Kiddle, Eli VandenBerg, Jordy Jones, Doran George, Aren Z. Aizura, and Gaylourdes. Editor Jay Sennett is a published author and filmmaker.
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Gender and Islam in Indonesian Cinema

Author: Alicia Izharuddin

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811021732

Category: Social Science

Page: 207

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This book presents a historical overview of the Indonesian film industry, the relationship between censorship and representation, and the rise of Islamic popular culture. It considers scholarship on gender in Indonesian cinema through the lens of power relations. With key themes such as nationalism, women's rights, polygamy, and terrorism which have preoccupied local filmmakers for decades, Indonesia cinema resonates with the socio-political changes and upheavals in Indonesia’s modern history and projects images of the nation through the debates on gender and Islam. The text also sheds light on broader debates and questions about contemporary Islam and gender construction in contemporary Indonesia. Offering cutting edge accounts of the production of Islamic cinema, this new book considers gendered dimensions of Islamic media creation which further enrich the representations of the 'religious' and the 'Islamic' in the everyday lives of Muslims in South East Asia.
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Dude, You're a Fag

Masculinity and Sexuality in High School

Author: C. J. Pascoe

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520950690

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

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High school and the difficult terrain of sexuality and gender identity are brilliantly explored in this smart, incisive ethnography. Based on eighteen months of fieldwork in a racially diverse working-class high school, Dude, You're a Fag sheds new light on masculinity both as a field of meaning and as a set of social practices. C. J. Pascoe's unorthodox approach analyzes masculinity as not only a gendered process but also a sexual one. She demonstrates how the "specter of the fag" becomes a disciplinary mechanism for regulating heterosexual as well as homosexual boys and how the "fag discourse" is as much tied to gender as it is to sexuality.
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Sex, Power and the Games

Author: K. Woodward

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113702304X

Category: Social Science

Page: 205

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This book explores the social and cultural impact of the Olympic Games, examining gender and sport, the inequalities between nations and people and at what the Games offer and how they are changing, in relation to spectacles, spectatorship and culture, including the links between art and sport.
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Men Behaving Differently

Author: Graeme Reid,Liz Walker

Publisher: Juta and Company Ltd

ISBN: 9781919930985

Category: Masculinity

Page: 236

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Recent years have seen a growing world-wide concern about men and boys. Do boys have appropriate role models at home? Are girls outperforming boys at school? Is men's health under undue pressure?
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Masculinity and Sexuality

Selected Topics in the Psychology of Men

Author: Richard C. Friedman,Jennifer I. Downey

Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub

ISBN: 9780880489621

Category: Medical

Page: 155

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Masculinity and Sexuality: Selected Topics in the Psychology of Men sheds light on clinical issues important in the treatment of all male patients. Sexual experiences and related attitudes of patients and therapists influence symptoms, treatment, and outcome across diverse diagnostic categories. Chapters cover clinical issues related to * Men's sexual thoughts, impulses, and desires and the way they are organized into erotic fantasies including the differences that exist in the way men and women experience sexual fantasy* Heterosexuality as part of a developmental phase that includes the capacity for intimacy and love* Erectile dysfunction including a paradigm for integrating the biological and psychological factors that together influence male sexual dysfunction* The role of fatherhood in psychological development during adulthood* The casualties of recovered memory therapy -- the victimization of fathers by children who make false allegations of sexual abuse
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