Men and Masculinity: The Basics

1st Edition

Nigel Edley

Routledge
Published May 8, 2017
Reference - 186 Pages - 4 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138790377 - CAT# Y168607
Series: The Basics

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Summary

Men and Masculinity: The Basics is an accessible introduction to the academic study of masculinity which outlines the key ideas and most pressing issues concerning the field today. Providing readers with a framework for understanding these issues, it explores the ways that masculinity has been understood in the Social Sciences and Humanities to date. Addressing theories which view masculinity as being in a permanent state of flux and crisis, it explores such problem areas as:

  • the male body
  • men and work
  • men and fatherhood
  • male sexuality
  • male violence.

With a glossary of key terms, case studies reflecting the most important studies in the field of masculinity research and suggestions for further study, Men and Masculinity: The Basics is an essential read for anyone approaching the study of masculinity for the first time.

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