The forty-eight chapters of the handbook take an interdisciplinary approach to a range of topics on men and masculinities related to identity, sex, sexuality, culture, aesthetics, technology and pressing social issues.
The Routledge International Handbook of Masculinity Studies provides a contemporary critical and scholarly overview of theorizing and research on masculinities as well as emerging ideas and areas of study that are likely to shape research and understanding of gender and men in the future. The forty-eight chapters of the handbook take an interdisciplinary approach to a range of topics on men and masculinities related to identity, sex, sexuality, culture, aesthetics, technology and pressing social issues. The handbook's transnational lens acknowledges both the localities and global character of masculinity. A clear message in the book is the need for intersectional theorizing in dialogue with feminist, queer and sexuality studies in making sense of men and masculinities. Written in a clear and direct style, the handbook will appeal to students, teachers and researchers in the social sciences and humanities, as well as professionals, practitioners and activists.
Table of Contents
Introduction: mapping the field of masculinity studies Lucas Gottzen, Ulf Mellstroem and Tamara Shefer Part 1: Theories and perspectives 1. The institutionalization of (critical) studies on men and masculinities: geopolitical perspectives Jeff Hearn and Richard Howson 2. Feminism and men/masculinities scholarship: connections, disjunctions and possibilities Chris Beasley 3. Hegemony, hegemonic masculinity, and beyond Richard Howson and Jeff Hearn 4. Pierre Bourdieu and the studies on men and masculinities Miklos Hadas 5. Foucault's men, or what have masturbating boys and ancient men to do with masculinity? Lucas Gottzen 6. Queer theory and critical masculinity studies Jonathan A. Allan 7. Intersectionality Ann-Dorte Christensen and Sune Qvotrup Jensen 8. Postcolonial masculinities: diverse, shifting and in flux Fataneh Farahani and Suruchi Thapar-Bjoerkert 9. Approaching affective masculinities Todd W. Reeser 10. Masculinity studies and posthumanism Ulf Mellstroem Part 2: Identities and intersectionalities 11. African and black men and masculinities Kopano Ratele 12. White masculinity Tobias Hubinette 13. Men and masculinities in contemporary East Asia: continuities, changes, and challenges Mario Liong and Lih Shing Chan 14. Disability, embodiment and masculinities: a complex matrix Steve Robertson, Lee Monaghan and Kris Southby 15. Trans masculinities Miriam J. Abelson and Tristen Kade 16. 'Little Boys': the significance of early childhood in the making of masculinities Deevia Bhana 17. Young masculinities: masculinities in youth studies Signe Ravn and Steven Roberts 18. "Maturing" theories of ageing masculinities and the diverse identity work of older men in later life Anna Tarrant 18. Men, masculinities and social class Michael R. M. Ward Part 3: Sex and sexualities 20. The transformation of homosociality Nils Hammaren and Thomas Johansson 21. Masculinity and homoeroticism Gareth Longstaff 22. The shifting relationship between masculinity and homophobia Sarah Diefendorf and Tristan Bridges 23. Multiple forms of masculinity in gay male subcultures Rusty Barrett 24. Sexual affects: masculinity and online pornographies Steve Garlick 25. Exploring men, masculinity and contemporary dating practices Chris Haywood 26. Masculinities and sex workers John Scott Part 4: Spaces, movements and technologies 27. Men and masculinities in migration processes Katarzyna Wojnicka 28. Locating critical masculinities theory: masculinities in space and place Madhura Lohokare 29. Rural masculinities Barbara Pini and Robyn Mayes 30. Men in caring occupations and the postfeminist gender regime Ruth Simpson and Patricia Lewis 31. Exploring fatherhood in critical gender research Helena Wahlstroem Henriksson 32. Reconfiguring masculinities and education: interconnecting local and global identities Mairtin Mac an Ghaill 33. The coproduction of masculinity and technology: problems and prospects Andreas Ottemo 34. Men on the move: masculinities, (auto)mobility and car cultures Dag Balkmar 35. Men, health and medicalization: an overview Steve Robertson and Tim Shand Part 5: Cultures and aesthetics 36. The 'male preserve' thesis, sporting culture, and men's power Christopher R. Matthews and Alex Channon 37. Masculinity never pays itself: from representations to forms in American cinema and media studies Terrance H. McDonald 38. Masculinities in fashion and dress Andrew Reilly and Jose Blanco F. 39. Masculinities, food and cooking Michelle Szabo 40. Men, masculinities and music Sam de Boise 41. Masculinities and literary studies: past, present, and future directions Josep M. Armengol 42. Men and masculinity in art and art history Bettina Uppenkamp Part 6: Problems, challenges and ways forward 43. Masculinities, law and crime: socio-legal studies and the 'man question' Richard Collier 44. Discursive trends in research on masculinities and interpersonal violence Floretta Boonzaier and Taryn van Niekerk 45. Masculinities, war and militarism Claire Duncanson 46. Ecological masculinities: a response to the Manthropocene question? Martin Hultman and Paul Pule 47. Masculinity and/at risk: the social and political context of men's risk taking as embodied practices, performances and processes Victoria Robinson 48. Trends and trajectories in engaging men for gender justice Tal Peretz