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East Asian Men

Masculinity, Sexuality and Desire

Editors: Lin, Xiaodong, Haywood, Chris, Mac an Ghaill, Mairtin (Eds.)

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  • Provides a significant new analysis of gender and masculinity in a little-explored context
  • Highlights the complexity of masculinity in East Asia by connecting local issues to global agendas
  • Creates a platform for the development of masculinity studies by in-country researchers
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About this book

This book provides a fresh and contemporary take on the study of men and masculinity. It highlights new and exciting approaches to sexuality, desire, men and masculinity in East Asian contexts, focusing on the interconnections between them. In doing so, it re-examines the key concepts that underpin studies of masculinity, such as homophobia, homosociality and heteronormativity. Developing new ways of thinking about masculinity in local contexts, it fills a significant lacuna in contemporary scholarship. This thought-provoking work will appeal to students and scholars of gender studies, cultural studies and the wider social sciences. 

About the authors

Xiaodong Lin is a Lecturer in Sociology at the Department of Sociology, University of York, UK.
Chris Haywood is a Senior Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies at Newcastle University, UK.
Mairtin Mac an Ghaill is a Professor at Newman University, UK.

Reviews

“The overall volume provides a strong sense that changing economic, political and cultural conditions in East Asia have been distilled through aspects of men’s experiences that are personal, emotional, erotic and changeable, and ambivalent to some of the analytic frames commonly used in scholarship to consider gender. … the volume lays important groundwork for further examining East Asian men’s experiences in closer relation to the local and indigenous traditions of self-making that characterise East Asian history.” (Philip Martin, NORMA, August, 2017)

“By examining the interactions between masculinity and sexuality in diverse East Asian localities such as the PRC, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Korea and Japan, the informative essays in this book shift attention away from the much-studied West to this dynamic region. As well as analyses of usual male concerns such as dating and career, the book also presents a more nuanced picture of the lives of Asian men by delving into various manifestations of non-heterosexuality in this part of the world. It is timely and enlightening.”     (Professor Kam Louie, The University of Hong Kong)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-10

    Lin, Xiaodong (et al.)

  • Single Male Rural-Urban Migrant Workers and the Negotiation of Masculinity in China

    Pages 13-30

    Lin, Xiaodong

  • Acting Straight? Non-heterosexual Salarymen Working with Heteronormativity in the Japanese Workplace

    Pages 31-50

    Dasgupta, Romit

  • Negotiating Family/Filial Responsibilities: Reflexivity, Tradition, and Taiwanese (Younger) Professional Men

    Pages 51-67

    Chen, Bo-Wei (et al.)

  • Male Homosexuality in Hong Kong: A 20-Year Review of Public Attitudes Towards Homosexuality and Experiences of Discrimination Self-Reported by Gay Men

    Pages 69-81

    Suen, Yiu Tung (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook £63.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-55634-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £79.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-55633-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover £59.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • Due: December 7, 2017
  • ISBN 978-1-349-71759-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
East Asian Men
Book Subtitle
Masculinity, Sexuality and Desire
Editors
  • Xiaodong Lin
  • Chris Haywood
  • Mairtin Mac an Ghaill
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-55634-9
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-55634-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-55633-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-71759-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 264
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
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