Research on Men and Masculinities

  title={Research on Men and Masculinities},
  author={Alan Petersen},
  journal={Men and Masculinities},
  pages={54 - 69}
  • A. Petersen
  • Published 1 July 2003
  • Sociology
  • Men and Masculinities
This article offers some reflections on the challenges posed by recent trends in social theory to the field of masculinity studies. The postmodern/poststructural turn in theory has led to a reappraisal of basic concepts in many fields of research and opened up new areas for investigation. The article outlines the relevance of this work for masculinity studies and draws some implications for the future development of the field. If scholars are to effectively challenge the power relations of… 
Men and masculinities: a continuing debate on change
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Masculinities and families in transformation
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Changing Pacific masculinities: The 'problem' of men
This introduction places the papers of this Special Issue within the context of a brief overview of previous literature on the subject of masculinities in the Pacific, and especially of Melanesia.
‘What's next for masculinity?’ Reflexive directions for theory and research on masculinity and education
Research on masculinity has become an important area of gender and education that includes a wide range of empirical concerns and theoretical approaches. This article identifies a number of studies
Abstract This paper considers the location of Masculinity Studies within the Gender/Sexuality field. Such a location offers possibilities and problems for theorising and coalition, as well as for
Investigating Intersections of Privilege: Whiteness, Class Privilege, Heterosexuality and Masculinity
This chapter takes an intersectional lens to explore privilege and the necessity of ‘studying up’. It initially delves into the concepts of open and closed masculinities, based on a framework of
Young men's negotiation of hetero-masculinity within the contemporary UK
This thesis draws on feminist theory and critical men and masculinities scholarship to consider young men’s negotiations of hetero-masculinity in the contemporary UK. It utilises qualitative data
Masculinidade hegemônica: repensando o conceito
The concept of hegemonic masculinity has influenced gender studies across many academic fields but has also attracted serious criticism. The authors trace the origin of the concept in a convergence
Masculinities, Sport, and Power
Although feminists have increasingly found Foucauldian theorising effective for examining issues associated with female sport and exercise contexts, the Gramscian-inspired concept of masculine
Hegemonic Masculinity
The concept of hegemonic masculinity has influenced gender studies across many academic fields but has also attracted serious criticism. The authors trace the origin of the concept in a convergence


XY: On Masculine Identity
What is a man? What is a real man? Is masculinity a biological given or an ideological construction? In this treatise, feminist philosopher Elisabeth Badinter seeks to define manhood at a time when
Psychology and the social construction of sex differences in theories of aggression
Abstract A growing body of feminist work is concerned with examining how the development of social science theories has been influenced by assumptions about natural sex differences. This paper
Fundamental Feminism: Contesting the Core Concepts of Feminist Theory
In Fundamental Feminism, Judith Grant explores the evolution of feminist theory as well as the state of today's feminist thought. Pointing to the main problems within feminism, Grant calls for a
Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity
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Dismembering the Male: Men's Bodies, Britain, and the Great War
Book synopsis: That notions of femininity were seriously disrupted during the First World War has become obvious in recent years. But what happened to masculinity at the same time? Based on letters,
The End of Masculinity: The Confusion of Sexual Genesis and Sexual Difference in Modern Society
The genesis of masculinity the fetishism of sexual difference and its secret the crisis of masculinity and the politics of identity the paradoxes of sex and gender gender as socialization theory -
• Feminine • Masculine and Representation
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Destabilizing Theory: Contemporary Feminist Debates
Preface and Acknowledgements. 1. Introduction: Michele Barrett and Anne Phillips. 2. Universal Pretensions in Political Thought: Anne Phillips. 3. Post--Post Modernism? Theorizing Social Complexity:
Making Sex: Body and Gender from the Greeks to Freud
This is a book about the making and unmaking of sex over the centuries. It tells the astonishing story of sex in the West from the ancients to the moderns in a precise account of developments in
Queer Theory Sociology
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