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Men and Masculinities

Men and Masculinities
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Men and Masculinities
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Eric Anderson is Professor of Sport, Masculinities, and Sexualities at the University of Winchester. He is an interdisciplinary scholar who studies men's changing masculinities and sexualities. Professor Anderson is the architect of Inclusive Masculinity Theory and has publishednineteen books and overseventy research articles. Rory Magrath is Senior Lecturer in the School of Sport, Health and Social Sciences at Southampton Solent University. His research focuses on decreasing homophobia and the changing nature of contemporary masculinities, with a specific focus on professional football. He is the author of Inclusive Masculinities in Contemporary Football: Men in the Beautiful Game (2016) and coauthor of Out in Sport: The Experiences of Openly Gay and Lesbian Athletes in Competitive Sport (2016)
Table Of Contents
Cover; Half Title; Endorsement; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; Acknowledgments; Chapter 1 Introduction; Defining masculinity; Ascribed and achieved components of masculinity; A critical study of masculinity; Biologically and socially constructing masculinity; Individual differences; Purpose of this textbook; Part I Creating men; Chapter 2 Social perspectives on masculinity; What is sociology?; Masculinity is hard to achieve; What is culture?; How is society important to masculinity?; What is theory?; Micro-level theorizing; Mid-level theorizingGrand theoriesStudying the social aspects of masculinity; Chapter 3 Psychological perspectives on masculinity; Experiential theorizing of the psychology of gender; Sigmund Freud; Nancy Chodorow; Sex roles; Sex roles, manhood rules; Biological theorizing of the psychology of gender; Evolutionary psychology; The sexed brain; Theorizing brain types; Evidencing brain differences; Gendered preferences in childhood toys; The influence of testosterone; Epigenetics; Conclusion; Chapter 4 Institutional influences on masculinity; Changing patterns of work; The influence of sport on masculinitiesThe influence of religion on masculinitiesThe influence of media on masculinities; Provocation: do women really want a feminine male partner?; Chapter conclusion; Chapter 5 Theorizing masculinity; Social constructionism; Hegemonic masculinity; Critiques of hegemonic masculinity; Inclusive masculinity theory; Three cultural conditions to Anderson's theorizing; Stage 1: Homoerasure; Stage 2: Homohysteria; HIV/AIDS; Fundamentalist Christianity; The Grand Old Party (Republicans); Stage 3: Inclusivity; Measuring homoerasure, homohysteria, and inclusivity; Critiques of IMTMicro-level theorizing of masculinitiesChapter conclusion; Part II Evaluating men; Chapter 6 Men and damage; War; Mass shootings; Homicide; Sexual assault; Sport and sexual assault; Family violence; Aggression; Bullying; Thinking about men and damage; Jon; Jacob; Ryan; Chapter conclusion; Chapter 7 Men as caring; Men organizing for good; Imagining caring men; Economic factors determine how men care; Caring about personal health (even among athletes); Emotional caretaking between friends; Men as caring fathers and childcare providers; Men as altruistic; Chapter conclusionChapter 8 Men as advantagedMen's advantages; In medicine; Men's sporting advantage; Men as leaders; Understanding men's advantages; Paid work; Household production; Sexuality; Controlling women's bodies; Violence; The state; Frameworks beyond patriarchy; Chapter conclusion; Chapter 9 Men as disadvantaged; Chivalry as the other side of sexism; Death and violence; Death by accidental injury; Dirty and dangerous (DAD) jobs; Suicide; Legal life-ending interventions; Insurance; Brain trauma; War; Depression; Homelessness
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