Global Masculinities and Manhood

Global Masculinities and Manhood

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Bringing together an array of interdisciplinary voices, Global Masculinities and Manhood examines the concept of masculinity from the perspectives of cultures around the world. Contributors to this volume deconstruct the history and politics of masculinities within the contexts of the cultures from which they have been developed, examining what makes a man who he is within his own culture. Highlighting manifestations of masculinity in countries including Jamaica, Turkey, Peru, Kenya, Australia, and China, scholars from a variety of disciplines grapple with topics including how masculinity is affected by war and conflict, defined in relation to race, ethnicity, and sexuality, and expressed in cultural activities such as sports or the cinema.

Contributors are Bryant Keith Alexander, Molefi K. Asante, Murali Balaji, Maurice Hall, Ronald L. Jackson II, Shino Konishi, Nil Mutluer, Mich Nyawalo, Kathleen Glenister Roberts, Margarita Saona, and Kath Woodward.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 232 pages
  • 156 x 230 x 24mm | 453.59g
  • Baltimore, United States
  • English
  • New
  • 0252036514
  • 9780252036514

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"This stimulating collection provides a succinct and consolidated examination of global cultures of masculinity and the basis for future comparative research and teaching in this area. A solid compliment to the existing and growing literature in the field of masculinity studies."--Corey D. B. Walker, author of A Noble Fight: African American Freemasonry and the Struggle for Democracy in America "This accessible collection interrogates the cultural constructions of masculinity across a wide range of cultures. Focusing on cultures that are typically overlooked in discussions on masculinity, the contributors raise important issues and highlight the many tensions that create and construct masculinities worldwide."--Thomas K. Nakayama, coeditor of The Handbook of Critical Intercultural Communication "A fine collection of original essays, each of which illustrates how dominant conceptualization of masculinity can inform and/or harm the everyday lives of particular populations. . . . Recommended."--Choice
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About II Ronald L. Jackson

Ronald L. Jackson II is the dean of McMicken College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Cincinnati. Murali Balaji is an assistant professor of media studies and production at Temple University.
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Table of contents

Foreword by Molefi Asante; Introduction by Ronald L. Jackson II and Murali Balaji 1. Negotiating Jamaican Masculinities / Maurice Hall; 2. Queer(y)ing Masculinity(ies) / Bryant Keith Alexander; 3. Disposable Masculinities in Istanbul / Nil Mutluer; 4. Wounded Masculinity and Nationhood in Peru / Margarita Saona; 5. Postcolonial Masculinity and Commodity Culture in Kenya / Mich Nyawalo; 6. War, Masculinity, and Native American Communities / Kathleen Glenister Roberts; 7. Representing Aboriginal Masculinity in Howard's Australia / Shino Konishi; 8. Beyond Jackie Chan / Murali Balaji; 9. Body Politics: Masculinities in Sport / Kath Woodward
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