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

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Taylor & Francis, 2006 - Social Science - 180 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

Contents

Cultures power and sexualities
1
Masculinities cultures and differences
20
Masculinities power and social movements
36
Rethinking male violence
49
Authority hegemony and emotional life
62
Honour shame nature and peace
73
Negotiating gender and sexed identities
81
Fatherhood class race power and sex
93
Diasporas histories drugs and love
102
Memories bodies and hidden injuries
111
Narratives fears drugs and violence
117
Gender power ethics and love
128
Notes
142
Bibliography
160
Index
176
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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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