Routledge International Handbook of Masculinity Studies

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Lucas Gottzén, Ulf Mellström, Tamara Shefer
Routledge, Nov 20, 2019 - Social Science - 544 pages

The Routledge International Handbook of Masculinity Studies provides a contemporary critical and scholarly overview of theorizing and research on masculinities as well as emerging ideas and areas of study that are likely to shape research and understanding of gender and men in the future.

The forty-eight chapters of the handbook take an interdisciplinary approach to a range of topics on men and masculinities related to identity, sex, sexuality, culture, aesthetics, technology and pressing social issues. The handbook’s transnational lens acknowledges both the localities and global character of masculinity. A clear message in the book is the need for intersectional theorizing in dialogue with feminist, queer and sexuality studies in making sense of men and masculinities.

Written in a clear and direct style, the handbook will appeal to students, teachers and researchers in the social sciences and humanities, as well as professionals, practitioners and activists.



List of contributors
connections disjunctions
Hegemony hegemonic masculinity and beyond
Foucaults men or what have masturbating boys and ancient men to do with
Lucas Gottzén
diverse shifting and in flux
Multiple forms of masculinity in gay male subcultures
Exploring men masculinity and contemporary dating practices
Masculinities and sex workers
masculinities in space and place
Men in caring occupations and the postfeminist gender regime
interconnecting local and global
masculinities automobility and car cultures

Approaching affective masculinities
Masculinity studies and posthumanism
African and black men and masculinities
continuities changes
Trans masculinities
masculinities in youth studies
Men masculinities and social class
Masculinity and homoeroticism
from representations to forms in American cinema
Masculinities food and cooking
Men masculinities and music
Men and masculinity in art and art history
Discursive trends in research on masculinities and interpersonal violence
a response to the Manthropocene question?
Trends and trajectories in engaging men for gender justice

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Lucas Gottzén is Professor at the Department of Child and Youth Studies, Stockholm University, Sweden. His research takes feminist and critical perspectives on youth, gender and sexuality, particularly focusing on young and adult men’s violence. His recent books include Av det känsligare slaget: Män och vĺld mot kvinnor (‘The (Un)Sensitive Kind: Men and Violence against Women’, 2019), Genus (‘Gender’, 2019, with Eriksson) and Men, Masculinities and Intimate Partner Violence (2020, co-edited with Bjřrnholt and Boonzaier).

Ulf Mellström is an anthropologist and Professor of Gender Studies at Karlstad University, Sweden. He has published extensively within the areas of masculinity studies, transport- and mobility studies, gender and technology, gender and risk, engineering studies, globalization and higher education. He is the founder and editor-in-chief of NORMA: International Journal for Masculinity Studies.

Tamara Shefer is Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies, Faculty of Arts, University of the Western Cape, South Africa. Her scholarship has focused on intersectional gender and sexual justice, including research on critical masculinities studies. Her current work is focused on rethinking scholarship on sexualities and gender within feminist decolonial approaches. Recent co-edited books are Engaging Youth in Activist Research and Pedagogical Praxis: Transnational and Intersectional Perspectives on Gender, Sex, and Race (2018, with Hearn, Ratele & Boonzaier) and Socially Just Pedagogies in Higher Education: Critical Posthumanist and New Feminist Materialist Perspectives (2018, with Bozalek, Braidotti & Zembylas).

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