Masculinities in Theory: An Introduction

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John Wiley & Sons, Sep 15, 2011 - Social Science - 248 pages
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Masculinities in Theory is a clear, concise, andcomprehensive introduction to the field of masculinity studies froma humanities perspective.  
  • Serves as a much-needed introduction to the field for studentsand scholars of cultural studies, literature, art, film,communication, history, and gender studies

  • Includes discussions of gay/queer, feminist, and gender studiesin relation to masculinity

  • Covers the key theoretical approaches to the study ofmasculinity, and introduces new models

  • Explores the question ?What is masculinity and how does itwork?? 

  • Looks at language, discourse, signification, power,cross-dressing, female, queer and transsexual masculinity,race and masculinity, nation and masculinity, interracialmasculinities, and masculinities in history


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Todd Reeser is Associate Professor of French and genderstudies at the University of Pittsburg.  He has publishedon gender and sexuality in Renaissance literature, critical theory,and French film. He is the author of Moderating Masculinity inEarly Modern Culture (2006) and co-editor of Entre hommes:French and Francophone Masculinities in Culture and Theory(2008).

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