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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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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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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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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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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Making Men Into Fathers

Men, Masculinities and the Social Politics of Fatherhood

Author: Barbara Hobson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521006125

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 328

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Prominent gender studies scholars consider how institutional settings and policy shape new models of fatherhood.
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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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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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Iranian Masculinities

Gender and Sexuality in Late Qajar and Early Pahlavi Iran

Author: Sivan Balslev

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108470637

Category: History

Page: 333

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The transition from Qajar rule in Iran (c.1789-1925) to that of rule by the Pahlavi dynasty (1925-1979) set in motion a number of shifts in the political, social, and cultural realms. Focusing on masculinity in Iran, this book interweaves ideas and perceptions, laws, political movements, and men's practices to spotlight the role men as gendered subjects played in Iranian history. It shows how men under the reign of Reza Shah dressed, acted, spoke, and thought differently from their late Qajar period counterparts. Furthermore, it highlights how the notion of being a "proper Iranian man" changed over these decades. Demonstrating how an emerging elite of western-educated men constructed and promoted a new model of masculinity as part of their struggle for political, social, and cultural hegemony, Balslev shows how this new model reflects wider developments in Iranian society at the time including the rise of Iranian nationalism and the country's modernisation process.
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