Politics of Masculinities: Men in Movements

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Rowman & Littlefield, Mar 20, 1997 - Political Science - 137 pages
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This book makes an ideal introduction to the discussion of gender roles and masculinity.

In the years since feminism has taken root, the role of men and masculinity has begun to undergo its own redefinition. Michael A Messner provides a sociological framework to understand the responses of men to the changes, challenges and crises in the social organization of gender. He examines not only what certain groups of men say about gender but also what they do. The various social movements engaged with the politics of masculinity are also looked at.

  

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User Review  - shannonkearns - LibraryThing

i liked this book a lot and found it a good synopsis of the various men's movements in the US. i also liked how the author laid out how the groups interacted with or against feminist groups and ... Read full review

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A really good, clear introductory overview of the men's movement. Read full review

Contents

Men and Masculinities
1
Institutionalized Privilege
3
The Costs of Masculinity
5
Differences and Inequalities Among Men
6
Mens Responses to Historical Crises in the Gender Order
8
Mapping the Terrain
11
Organization of the Book
14
Essentialist Retreats
16
Socialist Feminist Men
55
Racial and Sexual Identity Politics
63
Racialized Masculinity Politics
64
Contradictions of Racialized Masculinity Politics
70
Gay Male Liberation
80
Backlash or Social Justice?
89
Contemporary Terrains of Gender Politics
90
Placing Multiracial Feminism at the Center of Political Discourse
103

The Mythopoetic Mens Movement
17
Promise Keepers
24
The Limits of The Male Sex Role
36
The Mens Rights Movement
41
Profeminist Engagements
49
REFERENCES
111
INDEX
127
About the Author
137
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About the author (1997)

Michael A. Messner is Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies at the University of Southern California and the author of several books including "Taking the Field: Women, Men, and Sports.

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