Masculinities, Care and Equality: Identity and Nurture in Men's Lives

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Palgrave Macmillan, Jul 31, 2012 - Political Science - 260 pages

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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Contents

1 Care in Masculinities Studies
1
2 Gendered Care Practices
29
3 Masculinities and Care
43
4 Masculinities and Emotions
66
5 Nurturing Femininities
91
6 Breadwinner Masculinities
109
7 Nurturing Masculinities
131
8 Childhood Care Stories
157
9 CareFree Masculinities
177
10 CareFull Masculinities
197
11 Towards Affective Equality
214
References
220
Index
253
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NIALL HANLON is a Lecturer in in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences Dublin Business School, Ireland. He has published book chapters and journal articles on men, masculinities and care, as well as on social care practice, theory and education.