In a substantial new introduction and conclusion, Connell discusses the development of masculinity studies in the ten years since the book s initial publication. He explores global gender relations, new theories, and practical uses of mascunlinity research. Looking to the future, his new concluding chapter addresses the politics of masculinities, and the implications of masculinity research for understanding current world issues. Against the backdrop of an increasingly divided world, dominated by neo–conservative politics, Connell s account highlights a series of compelling questions about the future of human society.
This second edition of Connell s classic book will be essential reading for students taking courses on masculinities and gender studies, and will be of interest to students and scholars across the humanities and social sciences.
Introduction to the second edition
Part I: Knowledge and its Problems:
1. The Science of Masculinity.
2. Men′s Bodies.
3. The Social Organization of Masculinity.
Part II: Four Studies of the Dynamics of Masculinity: .
4. Live Fast and Die Young.
5. A Whole New World.
6. A Very Straight Gay.
7. Men of Reason.
Part III: History and Politics:
8. The History of Masculinity.
9. Masculinity Politics.
10. Practice and Utopia.
Afterword: The Contemporary Politics of Masculinity
References and bibliography