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Constructing Masculinity is an anthology of 21 original texts based on presentations at the Constructing Masculity conference held at the DIA Center for the Arts in New York.

Constructing Masculinities is organized into five discursive areas addressed by leading academics, social and applied scientists, legal scholars, poets, activists and cultural critics. What is Masculinity? questions society's normative standards of the masculine and contemplates the extent to which men and women can transcend these stereotypes and proscriptions; Masculinity and Representation explores the ways in which representations of masculinity and maleness in the media and the arts produce, challenge and ultimately shape notions of the masculine; How Science Defines Men and Masculinity and the Rule of Law consider masculinity in relationship to science and law, two dominant social institutions that play a vital role in constructing stereotypes and establishing gendered power relationships; Male Subjectivity and Responsibilty asks how an informed and activist notion of masculinity can contribute to the political debates about identity and power.

Constructing Masculinity takes us beyond the notion of men in feminism to a more radical rethinking of the status of masculinity itself. Men must do more than admit their complicity in the patriarchy; they must begin to rethink the very boundaries that shape and define what it means to be a man. Conversely, women must play an important role in this reevaluation, an idea suggested by Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick's admonition that when something is about masculinity, it isn't always about men.' Far from being just about men, ConstructingMasculinity engages, inflicts upon, and has vital meaning for all members of society.

Contributors: Stanley Aronowitz, Derrick Bell, Leo Bersani, Homi Bhabha, Marcellus Blount, Judith Butler, Richard Delgado and Jean Stefancic, Barbara Ehrenreich, Anne Fausto-Sterling, Richard Fung, Sander Gilman, Marjorie Heins, bell hooks, Wayne Koestenbaum, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, Carrie Mai, Philomena Mariani, Andrew Ross, Sapphire, Paul Smith, Abagail Solomon-Godeau, Michael Taussig, Kendall Thomas, Carole Vance, Michele Wallace, Simon Watney, Patricia Williams, George Yudice

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Bringing together the leading scholars, social and applied scientists, poets, activists, and cultural critics, 'Constructing Masculinity' questions the very standards by which masculinity is defined, and considers the ways in which men and women can transcend these stereotypes. The authors explore representations of masculinity and maleness in the media and the arts, consider masculinity in relationship to science and law, and finally ask how an informed and activist notion of masculinity can contribute to political debates about identity and power.

Synopsis:

This anthology takes us beyond the status of masculinity itself, questioning society's and the media's normative concepts of the masculine, and considering the extent to which men and women can transcend these stereotypes and prescriptions.

Synopsis:

Constructing Masculinity questions society's normative standards of the masculine and contemplates the extent to which men and women can transcend these stereotypes, examining the ways in which representations of masculinity and maleness in the media and the arts produce, challenge and ultimately shape notions of the masculine. Masculinity in relationship to science and law, two dominant social institutions that play a vital role in constructing stereotypes and establishing gendered power relationships are also considered. Constructing Masculinity takes us beyond the status of masculinity itself, arguing that men must begin to rethink the very boundaries that shape and define what it means to be a man. Conversely, women must play an important role in this reevaluation, an idea suggested by Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick's admonition that "when something is about masculinity,it isn't always about men ."

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 324-330) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780415910538
Editor:
Berger, Maurice
Editor:
Watson, Simon
Editor:
Berger, Maurice
Editor:
Watson, Simon
Editor:
Wallis, Brian
Author:
Weems, Carrie Mae
Author:
Berger, Maurice
Editor:
Wallis, Brian
Publisher:
Routledge
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Psychology
Subject:
Men
Subject:
Men's Studies - Masculinity
Subject:
Masculinity (psychology)
Subject:
Masculinity
Subject:
Masculinity -- Congresses.
Subject:
Men -- Psychology -- Congresses.
Subject:
Gender Studies-Mens Studies
Series:
Discussion in Contemporary Culture
Series Volume:
0011
Publication Date:
19960231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
9.03x6.02x.88 in. 1.21 lbs.
Age Level:
18-18

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"Synopsis" by , Bringing together the leading scholars, social and applied scientists, poets, activists, and cultural critics, 'Constructing Masculinity' questions the very standards by which masculinity is defined, and considers the ways in which men and women can transcend these stereotypes. The authors explore representations of masculinity and maleness in the media and the arts, consider masculinity in relationship to science and law, and finally ask how an informed and activist notion of masculinity can contribute to political debates about identity and power.
"Synopsis" by , This anthology takes us beyond the status of masculinity itself, questioning society's and the media's normative concepts of the masculine, and considering the extent to which men and women can transcend these stereotypes and prescriptions.
"Synopsis" by , Constructing Masculinity questions society's normative standards of the masculine and contemplates the extent to which men and women can transcend these stereotypes, examining the ways in which representations of masculinity and maleness in the media and the arts produce, challenge and ultimately shape notions of the masculine. Masculinity in relationship to science and law, two dominant social institutions that play a vital role in constructing stereotypes and establishing gendered power relationships are also considered. Constructing Masculinity takes us beyond the status of masculinity itself, arguing that men must begin to rethink the very boundaries that shape and define what it means to be a man. Conversely, women must play an important role in this reevaluation, an idea suggested by Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick's admonition that "when something is about masculinity,it isn't always about men ."
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