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Changing Men

Changing Men
New Directions in Research on Men and Masculinity

Edited by:
  • Michael S. Kimmel - Stony Brook University, Sociology, State University of New York, Stony Brook, USA, State University of New York, Stony Brook, USA

Volume: 88

December 1987 | 320 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Changing Men assembles some of the most innovative and exciting research on men and masculinity. As such, it contributes to the demarcation of a new field called men's studies, as well as to the examination of masculinity within traditional academic disciplines. The contributors deal with such broad topical and methodological issues as reformulating the male role, men in domestic settings, men/women relationships, sexuality, race and gender, and future directions for men's studies. All the contributors offer scholarly treatments of the issues raised by this emerging field. Ideally suited for gender studies courses either as a text or text supplement, this distinctive volume can also be used in family studies, psychology, social psychology, and sociology courses. Changing Men "contains some very good things which make the book worth having. Two excellent papers use life history interviews: to trace the tensions in the life-course of American male athletes, especially how they handle the end of a sporting career (Messner); and to map the various strategies by which married American women handle their relations with their husbands (Gerson). A well-observed workplace ethnography looks at sexual joking in American male-dominated settings like restaurant kitchens, and the dilemmas it poses for women workers (Fine)....An intelligent piece of social psychology, informed both by Freud and a sense of historical context, looks at the role of homophobia in the construction of American heterosexual masculinity (Herek). A fine piece of history--and the one article in the book not centred on the US--looks at the interplay of sexual politics and imperialist ideology in colonial Benga (Sinha)....Finally there is a superb essay by Lyman discussing an episode of collective sexual harassment in an American university, fascinating in particular for its account of the way 'normal' gender relations were negotiated back into place after being disrupted." --Australian and New Zealand Journal of Sociology "A valuable addition to any reference library." --Family Life Educator "Written for anyone interested in the evolving roles of men and women in contemporary society, clinicians will find ample material to help them better understand their clients; researchers will be challenged to new vistas; and teachers will find valuable new insights into changing roles and may be challenged to add coursework about men's roles." --Family Relations "Concerning both approach and analysis, we found Kimmel's contribution interesting and inviting for further research along these lines." --The Dutch Journal of Women's Studies "[Changing Men] attempts to push back the frontiers of ignorance and stake out the new territory of men's studies. . . . This lucid book certainly establishes the potential of men's studies. It is also likely that some of the chapters will deservedly find their way onto reading lists in related academic areas." --Reviewing Sociology "An eclectic selection of writings, reflecting the aims and attitudes of the men's studies movement. They seek to examine the effect of traditional values of particular groups of men, or highlight changes in mens roles and perceptions of themselves." --Working with Men

Michael S Kimmel
Rethinking `Masculinity'
New Directions in Research

Edward Thompson and Joseph Pleck
The Structure of Male Role Norms
Mark Mishkind et al
The Embodiment of Masculinity
Cultural, Psychological, and Behavioral Dimensions

Michael Messner
The Life of a Man's Seasons
Male Identity in the Lifecourse of the Jock

Gregory M Herek
On Heterosexual Masculinity
Some Psychical Consequences of the Social Construction of Gender and Sexuality

Joseph Pleck
American Fathering in Historical Perspective
Scott Coltrane
Paternal Child Care and the Status of Women
A Cross-Cultural Study of Gender Differentiation

Teresa L Jump and Linda Haas
Fathers in Transition
Dual-Career Fathers Participating in Childcare

Kathleen Gerson
What do Women Want...from Men? The Role Men Play in Women's Lives
Gary Alan Fine
One of the Boys
Women in Male Dominated Settings

Peter Lyman
The Fraternal Bond as a Joking Relationship
A Case Study of the Role of Sexist Jokes in Male Group Bonding

Leonore Tiefer
In Pursuit of the Perfect Penis
The Medicalization of Male Sexuality

Arthur Shostak
Motivations of Abortion Clinic Waiting Room Males
`Bottled-up' Roles and Unmet Needs

Edward Donnerstein and Daniel Linz
Mass Media Sexual Violence and Male Viewers
Current Theory and Research

Mrinalini Sinha
Gender and Imperialism
Colonial Policy and the Ideology of Moral Imperialism in Late 19th Century Bengal

Lawrence Gary
Predicting Interpersonal Conflict Between Men and Women
The Case of Black Men

Noel Cazenave and George Leon
Race, Class and Gender
An Analysis of Male Work and Family Roles

Harry Brod
New Perspectives on Masculinity
A Case for Men's Studies

Michael S Kimmel
Teaching About Men
Maculinist Reaction or `Gentlemen's Auxiliary'?

Michael Schiffman
The Men's Movement
An Empirical Study


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ISBN: 9780803929975