Transforming Masculinities: Men, Cultures, Bodies, Power, Sex and Love

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Taylor & Francis, Oct 25, 2005 - Social Science - 28 pages
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Critically exploring the ways in which men and masculinities are commonly theorized, this multidisciplinary text opens up a discussion around such relationships, and shows that, as with feminisms, there is a diversity of theoretical traditions. It draws on a variety of examples, and explores new directions in the complexities of diverse male identities and emotional lives across different histories, cultures and traditions. This book:

  • considers the experiences of different generations
  • explores connections between masculinity and drugs
  • investigates men and masculinities in a post-9/11 world
  • considers new ways of thinking about male violence
  • recognizes the importance of culture and provides spaces to explore different class, ‘race’ and ethnic masculinities.

Written in a practical, versatile manner by an established author in this field, it points to new directions in thinking, and makes essential reading for advanced undergraduates, postgraduates and researchers in the fields of sociology, gender studies, politics, philosophy and psychology.

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I didn't expect this book to be as theory-heavy as it was; but, despite that, Seidler engages with relevant concepts - particularly in regards to Connell's hegemonic masculinity theory. While in some ... Read full review

About the author (2005)

Victor Jeleniewski Seidler is Professor of Social Theory in the Department of Sociology, Goldsmiths, University of London. He has written widely in the field of gender, particularly in relation to men and masculinities as well as in social theory, critical theory, philosophy and ethics.

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