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An Introduction to Masculinities (Paperback)
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In the last thirty years, there has been a tremendous growth in theacademic inquiry to understand men in their experiences as men.This growth is largely due to growing awareness of the problemsthat people face in trying to understand what it means to bemasculine. This text introduces students to the research, theories, and basic issues in the field of Men and Masculinities, highlighting debates about the definition, origin, and the crisisin masculinity. The author provides a framework for studying thefield of masculinities incorporating feminist, socialconstructionist, and interdisciplinary perspectives.

Written in an accessible style, An Introduction toMasculinities provides personal anecdotes and contemporaryexamples to make the theoretical concepts relevant tostudents' lives. The text also introduces students to leadingcontributors and experts whose work have informed the field. Theauthor gives the reader a context and structure by which they cancritically understand and evaluate information about men andmasculinities.

An Instructor's Manual is available at www.wiley.com/go/kahn

Click here for more discussion and debate on the author'swebsite:
http: //jackkahn.com/

[Wiley disclaims all responsibility and liability for thecontent of any third-party websites that can be linked to from thiswebsite. Users assume sole responsibility for accessing third-partywebsites and the use of any content appearing on suchwebsites. Any views expressed in such websites are the viewsof the authors of the content appearing on those websites and notthe views of Wiley or its affiliates, nor do they in any wayrepresent an endorsement by Wiley or its affiliates.]

Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
ISBN: 9781405181785
Number of pages: 408
Weight: 612 g
Dimensions: 226 x 150 x 25 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"As a result, this book is more than an introduction to the field;it is a warm invitation to anyone wishing to
explore it." (Zentralblatt Math, 23 January 2010)

"In sum, I found this text to be a highly valuable, nuanced, andcomprehensive addition to the men's studies literature, taking itsplace alongside the previous works of Doyle (3994) and Kilmartin(2007), as well as the narrower psychological analysis ofmasculinity by Levant and Pollack (1995). I highly recommend it forall readers, particularly those seeking a work embedded withfeminist and social constructionist perspectives." (Psychologyof Women Quarterly, August 2010)

"This book has many strengths and it fulfils its aim of being auseful introductory text." (Notre Dame European Journal ofWomen's Studies, 2010)

"The book is definitely a very open discussion and presentationof the field, urging the reader to question all aspects ofresearch. For that reason alone I found it a very usefulintroduction to research into any discipline - I don't think thisbook should stop at being recommended to students wishing toexplore the theme of masculinities, it would form a good basis intoany social sciences research." (Psych-Talk, September2010)

"Our much-needed and long overdue textbook has arrived. ... Thisbook is more than an introduction to the field; it is a warminvitation to anyone wishing to explore it." (Sex Roles, January 2010)

"[A] timely and a welcome addition for those undergraduatecourses that aim to begin a discussion about masculinities. ...An excellent option for introductory courses within women'sstudies, men's studies, psychology, sociology, humanities, andspecial topics courses. It is thus a welcome tool to those of uswho are dedicated to nurturing this fledgling field."(PsycCRITIQUES, January 2010)

"Kahn engagingly introduces biological, psychological andconstructionist approaches to different understandings ofmasculinity, juxtaposing the different perspectives in ways thatpromote critical thinking." (Psychologist, December2009)

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