Masculinities in Contemporary American Culture: An Intersectional Approach to the Complexities and Challenges of Male Identity

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Routledge, Jan 12, 2017 - Social Science - 442 pages

Masculinities in Contemporary American Culture offers readers a multidisciplinary, intersectional overview of masculinity studies that includes both theoretical and applied lenses. Keith combines current research with historical perspectives to demonstrate the contexts in which masculine identities have come evolved. With an emphasis on popular culture -- particularly film, TV, video games, and music -- this text invites students to examine their gendered sensibilities and discuss the ways in which different forms of media appeal to toxic masculinity.

 

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Contents

Cover
Acknowledgements
Masculinity and the Nature Nurture Debate
The Boy Crisis
Fatherhood
Advertising
Masculinity and Music
Boys Men and Sports
Men Anger Violence and Crime
Men Sex and Pornography
Men Health and Aging
The Future of Masculinity

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Masculinities in Contemporary American Culture offers readers a multidisciplinary, intersectional overview of masculinity studies that includes both theoretical and applied lenses. Keith combines current research with historical perspectives to demonstrate the contexts in which masculine identities have come evolved. With an emphasis on popular culture -- particularly film, TV, video games, and music -- this text invites students to examine their gendered sensibilities and discuss the ways in which different forms of media appeal to toxic masculinity.

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