Troubled Masculinities: Reimagining Urban Men (Paperback)
  • Troubled Masculinities: Reimagining Urban Men (Paperback)
zoom

Troubled Masculinities: Reimagining Urban Men (Paperback)

(editor)
£21.99
Paperback 240 Pages / Published: 22/12/2011
  • We can order this

Usually despatched within 2 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
In the contemporary urban environment, the once-dominant concept of a 'masculine' identity is being replaced by alternative ideas of what it means to be a man. Troubled Masculinities explores and theorizes the ways in which men who experience marginalization in urban settings reimagine and reconstruct their identities as males. Through personal narratives and assessments of artistic expression, the contributors present critical and inventive views of masculinity and how it is performed and interpreted in urban space. Set against the backdrop of Toronto, the essays engage with the global and transnational processes that affect identity and consider how the social hybridity of large cities allows individuals to work against fundamentalist and essentialist attitudes toward gender. The contributors represent diverse backgrounds, races, ethnicities, sexualities, and gender orientations and they offer unique perspectives on conforming to and breaking away from traditional interpretations of masculinity. The essays in this volume explore the effect of race on one' s own understanding of gender identity, the role of performance and visual art - from screen printing to drag king shows - in challenging hegemonic masculinities, and the impact of space - from bubble tea houses to punk rock clubs - on expressions of masculinity. Troubled Masculinities is an important contribution to the growing field of masculinity studies and a valuable assessment of the nature of gender in a modern Canadian urban setting. The collected essays will appeal to a wide audience, from social scientists and artists to activists and general readers.

Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9781442612747
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 360 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 14 mm

You may also be interested in...

We Should All Be Feminists
Added to basket
Bitch Doctrine
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Women & Power
Added to basket
£7.99
Hardback
Votes For Women!
Added to basket
£7.99
Hardback
The Radium Girls
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Hearts And Minds
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.99
Hardback
Women Who Run With The Wolves
Added to basket
The Descent of Man
Added to basket
Les Parisiennes
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
A History of Britain in 21 Women
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Talking with Female Serial Killers
Added to basket
I Am Malala
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.49
Paperback
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls
Added to basket
Stories for Boys Who Dare to be Different
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.