Soft-Boiled Masculinity

@article{Heath2003SoftBoiledM,
  title={Soft-Boiled Masculinity},
  author={Melanie Heath},
  journal={Gender \& Society},
  year={2003},
  volume={17},
  pages={423 - 444}
}
  • M. Heath
  • Published 1 June 2003
  • Sociology
  • Gender & Society
This article examines the tensions in the identities of men who belong to the Promise Keepers (PK) movement by uncovering the social conditions that lead men to rethink gender and racial ideologies. Using participant observation and in-depth interviews, the author draws on gender and social movement scholarship to reveal how contradictory gender and racial ideologies shape PKs' identities. Furthermore, the PKs' impact on gender and race relations is also contradictory. PK fosters men's growth… Expand
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