Synopses & Reviews
This book explores men's ambiguous relationship with intimate caring work within a context where carefree and nurturing expectations for men are competing for influence. For men, to be more involved carers clashes with commonly valued expectations of them as men and this book analyses how men confront this contradictory expectation.
"Hanlon has produced a comprehensive text on masculinity and caring and one that I would recommend to scholars across the social sciences. It was an engaging piece to read, one that was well thought out and presented." - Journal of Gender Studies
"This book could serve as a teaching tool in advanced gender studies courses because it provides a rare, in depth analysis of how men interpret their role in fathering, housework, and emotion work" - Sex Roles
"Feminist debate has long been derailed by the question, "But what about the men?". Hanlon's book answers this sensitively and comprehensively and lays the foundations on which we can start to build a model of affective equality." - Huffington Post
About the Author
NIALL HANLON is a lecturer in Social Science and a Social Care Practitioner at Dublin Business School, Ireland. He has published book chapters and journal articles on men, masculinities and care, as well as on social care practice, theory and education.
Table of Contents
PrefaceCare in Masculinities StudiesGendered Care PracticesMasculinities and CareMasculinities and EmotionsNurturing FemininitiesBreadwinner MasculinitiesNurturing MasculinitiesChildhood Care StoriesCare-Free MasculinitiesCare-Full MasculinitiesToward Affective Equality