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Debating Modern Masculinities

Change, Continuity, Crisis?

Editors: Roberts, S. (Ed.)

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Masculinity, it seems, is in crisis, again. This edited volume critically interrogates the current situation facing contemporary young men. The contributors deconstruct and reject such crisis talk, with its chapters drawing on original research to present a more nuanced reality, whilst also developing a critical dialogue with one another.

About the authors

Eric Anderson, University of Winchester, UK Victoria Cann, University of East Anglia, UK Brendan Gough, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK Matthew Hall, Nottingham Trent University, UK Nicola Ingram, University of Bath, UK Mark McCormack, Durham University, UK Gabby Riches, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK Steven Roberts, University of Kent, UK Sarah Seymour-Smith, Nottingham Trent University, UK Paul Simpson, University of Manchester, UK Richard Waller, University of the West of England, UK Michael R.M Ward, Open University, UK.

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"An excellent collection of chapters critiquing the ongoing commonsense notion ... that there is a crisis of masculinity. The chapters are united in their deconstruction of this notion, presenting instead a range of portraits of modern masculinities ... It will be of interest to students and researchers in a number of different fields, most notably in gender studies and the sociology of youth." - Charlie Walker, University of Southampton, UK

"Challenging the assumption that masculinity is in crisis by outlining how social change has had a positive impact upon the identity of boys and men, this book presents a wide ranging set of chapters that place contemporary masculinity in a more inclusive, rather than orthodox, state of flux. Educators, researchers and students interested in the changing nature of masculinity will find the book engaging and highly informative with the collection of chapters it contains and the research that has been conducted within them." - Jamie Cleland, Loughborough University, UK.


Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Introduction: Masculinities in Crisis? Opening the Debate

    Roberts, Steven

    Pages 1-16

  • The Limits of Masculinity: Boys, Taste and Cultural Consumption

    Cann, Victoria

    Pages 17-34

  • Degrees of Masculinity: Working and Middle-Class Undergraduate Students’ Constructions of Masculine Identities

    Ingram, Nicola (et al.)

    Pages 35-51

  • ‘We’re Different from Everyone Else’: Contradictory Working-Class Masculinities in Contemporary Britain

    Ward, Michael R. M.

    Pages 52-69

  • Oppression, Acceptance or Civil Indifference? Middle-Aged Gay Men’s Accounts of ‘Heterospaces’

    Simpson, Paul

    Pages 70-87

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Debating Modern Masculinities
Book Subtitle
Change, Continuity, Crisis?
Editors
  • S. Roberts
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-39484-2
DOI
10.1057/9781137394842
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-39483-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-48403-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 144
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