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Masculinities. Edition No. 2

  • ID: 5226672
  • Book
  • March 2005
  • 352 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
This is an exciting new edition of R. W. Connell’s ground-breaking text, which has become a classic work on the nature and construction of masculine identity. Connell argues that there is not one masculinity, but many different masculinities, each associated with different positions of power. In a world gender order that continues to privilege men over women, but also raises difficult issues for men and boys, Connell’s account is more pertinent than ever before.

In a substantial new introduction and conclusion, Connell discusses the development of masculinity studies in the ten years since the book’s initial publication. The book explores global gender relations, new theories, and practical uses of masculinity research. Looking to the future, a 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.
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- Acknowledgements
- 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
- Index
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Raewyn Connell University Professor, University of Sydney.
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