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Masculinities,9780520246980

Masculinities

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Edition: 2nd
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 7/31/2005
Publisher(s): Ingram Pub Services

Summary

This is an exciting new edition of R.W. Connell's groundbreaking text, which has become a classic work on the nature and construction of masculine identity. In its first edition,Masculinitiesprovided one of the most important voices in feminist scholarship by men. Connell argued that there is no such thing as a single concept of masculinity, but, rather, that many different masculinities exist, each associated with different positions of power. In a world in which gender order continues to extend privilege to men over women, but that also raises difficult issues for men and boys, Connell's account is more pertinent than ever. In the new edition's substantial new introduction and conclusion, Connell discusses the development of masculinity studies in the ten years since the book's initial publication. He explores global gender relations, new theories, and practical uses of masculinity research. Looking to the future, his new concluding chapter addresses the politics of masculinities, and the implications of masculinity research as a way of understanding current world issues. Against the backdrop of an increasingly divided world, one that is presently dominated by neo-conservative politics, Connell's account highlights a series of compelling questions about the future of human society. This second edition of Connell's classic book will be essential reading for students taking courses on masculinities and gender studies and will be of interest to students and scholars across the humanities and social sciences.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Introduction to the Second Edition xi
Introducing Masculinities xi
Growth of the Field of Study xiv
Debates and Difficulties xvi
The Global Dimension xx
In Conclusion xxiv
Part I Knowledge and its Problems
1(86)
The Science of Masculinity
3(42)
Rival Knowledges
3(5)
Clinical Knowledge
8(13)
The Oedipus complex
8(4)
Archetype and identity
12(3)
Radical psychoanalysis
15(6)
The Male Role
21(6)
The New Social Science
27(12)
Histories
27(3)
Ethnography of the other
30(4)
Social construction and gender dynamics
34(5)
Political Knowledge
39(3)
The Object of Knowledge
42(3)
Men's Bodies
45(22)
True Masculinity
45(1)
Machine, Landscape and Compromise
46(6)
The Body Inescapable
52(4)
Complexities of Mire or Blood
56(3)
Banquo's Ghost: Body-Reflexive Practices
59(5)
Forming the World
64(3)
The Social Organization of Masculinity
67(20)
Defining Masculinity
67(4)
Gender as a Structure of Social Practice
71(5)
Relations among Masculinities: Hegemony, Subordination, Complicity, Marginalization
76(5)
Historical Dynamics, Violence and Crisis Tendencies
81(6)
Part II Four Studies of the Dynamics of Masculinity
87(96)
Introduction
89(4)
Live Fast and Die Young
93(27)
Group and Context
94(1)
Abstract Labour
95(3)
Violence and the State
98(5)
Compulsory Heterosexuality for Men
103(3)
Masculinity as Collective Practice
106(3)
Protest Masculinity
109(3)
Other Trajectories
112(2)
Divergent Masculinities and Gender Politics
114(6)
A Whole New World
120(23)
The Moment of Engagement
121(3)
Distancing
124(1)
The Environmental Movement
125(3)
Encounters with Feminism
128(2)
The Moment of Separation
130(4)
The Annihilation of Masculinity
134(5)
The Moment of Contestation
139(4)
A Very Straight Gay
143(21)
The Moment of Engagement
145(3)
The Grain of Sand: Sexuality
148(3)
Being Gay: Identity and Relationships
151(3)
Relations between Masculinities
154(3)
Facing Change
157(2)
Gay Masculinity as Project and History
159(5)
Men of Reason
164(19)
Constructing Masculinity
166(3)
Constructing Rationality
169(3)
Career and Workplace
172(2)
The Irrational
174(4)
Reason and Change
178(5)
Part III History and Politics
183(61)
The History of Masculinity
185(19)
The Production of Masculinity in the Formation of the Modern Gender Order
186(5)
Transformations
191(8)
The Present Moment
199(5)
Masculinity Politics
204(21)
Men's Politics and Masculinity Politics
204(2)
Masculinity Therapy
206(6)
The Gun Lobby: Defending Hegemonic Masculinity
212(4)
Gay Liberation
216(4)
Exit Politics
220(5)
Practice and Utopia
225(19)
Historical Consciousness
225(3)
Purposes of Action
228(4)
Degendering and Recomposing
232(2)
Forms of Action
234(4)
Education
238(3)
Prospects
241(3)
Afterword: The Contemporary Politics of Masculinity
244(23)
Men's Interests in Contemporary Patriarchy
245(4)
`Backlash' Politics
249(4)
Neoliberalism and Men's Interests
253(4)
The Problem of Violence
257(3)
Masculinity Politics on a World Scale
260(7)
Notes 267(15)
References 282(29)
Index 311

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