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Men, Masculinity and Contemporary Dating

Authors: Haywood, Chris

  • Examines the effect of changing dating practices on contemporary formulations of masculinity
  • Contributes to current debates on men and masculinity, gender, intimacy and sexuality
  • Argues that contemporary dating practices both reinsert traditional gendered ideologies, whilst at the same time producing new possibilities of gender
  • Explores contemporary dating as a consumptive act within market relations 
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About this book

At a time when traditional dating practices are being replaced with new ways to meet potential partners, this book provides fresh insights into how are men responding to new ways of dating. Drawing upon original research, this book examines a wide range of contemporary dating practices that includes speed dating, holiday romances, use of dating apps, online sex seeking and dogging. It reveals the ways in which men draw upon traditional models of masculinity to negotiate these changes; but also, the extent to which men are responding by elaborating new masculinities. Through an investigation of the dynamics of heterosexuality and masculinity, this book highlights the importance attached to authenticity, and the increasing marketization and commodification of dating. It argues that in a post-truth world, men must also come to terms with a post-trust dating landscape. Combining rich empirical material with keen theoretical analysis, this innovative work will have interdisciplinary appeal for students and scholars of sociology, media studies, cultural studies, and gender studies.


About the authors

Chris Haywood is Reader of Critical Masculinity Studies at Newcastle University, UK. He has worked in the field of masculinity studies for over 25 years. His recently published work includes Marginalized Masculinities (2017) with Thomas Johansson and East Asian Men (2017) with Xiaodong Lin and Mairtin Mac an Ghaill. He is currently exploring men, heterosexuality and high risk sexual practices.




Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • First Encounters

    Haywood, Chris

    Pages 1-24

  • (Post) Dating Masculinities: From Courtship to a Post-dating World

    Haywood, Chris

    Pages 25-54

  • Speed Dating: The Making of ‘Three-Minute Masculinities’

    Haywood, Chris

    Pages 55-91

  • Holiday Romances: Liquid Lust and the ‘Package Holiday’

    Haywood, Chris

    Pages 93-129

  • Mobile Romance: Tinder and the Navigation of Masculinity

    Haywood, Chris

    Pages 131-166

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-50683-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-50682-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Men, Masculinity and Contemporary Dating
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-50683-2
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-50683-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-50682-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 249
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