Masculinities : Interdisciplinary Readings

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For courses in Gender Studies; this text can also be used in Introductory Composition classes and Writing Across the Disciplines courses.This text is a collection of articles and short stories from a wide range of sources and disciplines, including sociology, medicine, history, philosophy, education, cultural studies, and biology, as well as fiction. Its goal is to encourage students to focus attention on the meanings of masculinity in the contemporary United States. Organized in broad categories, it offers a flexible format adaptable to various kinds and levels of classes and seminars.
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  • Paperback | 395 pages
  • 177.8 x 235 x 19.1mm | 589.68g
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • Completely Updated and Revised and Updated to Include New De
  • 0130974544
  • 9780130974549

Table of contents

Preface. The Social Construction of Gender: What Makes a Man? Paradoxes of Gender, Judith Lorber. The Medical Construction of Gender: Case Management of Intersexed Infants, Suzanne J. Kessler. Does Size Matter?, Susan Bordo. X: A Fabulous Child's Story, Lois Gould.Growing Up: At Home, At School. The Socialization Component, Eleanor E. Maccoby. The "Act Like a Man" Box, Paul Kivel. Through the Tunnel, Doris Lessing. Girls and Boys Together...But Mostly Apart: Gender Arrangements in Elementary School, Barrie Thorne. Schools and Gender, R.W. Connell. "South Park", Blue Men, Anality, and Market Masculinity, Judith Kegan Gardiner. The Ninjas, the X-Men, and the Ladies: Playing with Power and Identity in an Urban Primary School, Anne Haas Dyson.Playing Games, Learning Gender. Boyhood, Organized Sports, and the Construction of Masculinities, Michael A. Messner. "All-American Guys", Bernard Lefkowitz. The Making of a Bully, Susan Douglas. Trigger-Happy Birthday, Kiku Adatto.Husbands, Sons, and Fathers. Who Needs Men?, Barbara Ehrenreich and Lionel Tiger. Why Can't a Good Man Be Sexy? Why Can't a Sexy Man Be Good?, Naomi Segal. A Father's Story, Andre Dubus. So I Guess You Know What I Told Him, Stephen Dobyns.Working Lives, Gendered Institutions. Advantages and Disadvantages of "Being a Man", Jim Allan. Managing to Kill: Masculinities and the Space Shuttle "Challenger" Explosion, James W. Messerschmidt. The Men We Carry in Our Minds, Scott Russell Sanders. The Glass Escalator: Hidden Advantages for Men in the "Female" Professions, Christine L. Williams.Sex, Love, and Power. Lust, Susan Minot. Men-Only Spaces as Effective Sites for Education and Transformation in the Battle to End Sexual Assault, Stephen Montagna. Using Pornography, Robert Jensen. Sex, Friendship, and Gender Roles Among Gay Men, Peter M. Nardi. The Heterosexual Questionnaire, M. Rochlin.Black Masculinities: A Unique History. Between Apocalypse and Redemption: John Singleton's "Boyz N the Hood", Michael Eric Dyson. Reconstructing Black Masculinity, bell hooks. Like a Winding Sheet, Ann Petry. Theorists on Constructions of Black Masculinities, Khaula Murtadha-Watts.At War: The Shadow of a Soldier. Wars, Wimps and Women: Talking Gender and Thinking War, Carol Cohn. Paintball as Combat Sport, James William Gibson. Seville Statement on Violence. The Messenger of the Lost Battalion, Gregory Orfalea.Men Changing: Visions of a Future. Healing from Manhood: A Radical Meditation on the Movement from Gender Identity to Moral Identity, John Stoltenberg. Placing Multiracial Feminism at the Center of Political Discourse, Michael A. Messner.
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