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Men & Masculinities [2 volumes]: A Social, Cultural, and Historical Encyclopedia

Men & Masculinities [2 volumes]: A Social, Cultural, and Historical Encyclopedia

by Michael S. Kimmel, Amy B. AronsonMichael S. Kimmel


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The first encyclopedia to analyze, summarize, and explain the complexities of men's lives and the idea of modern manhood.

The process of "making masculinity visible" has been going on for over two decades and has produced a prodigious and interesting body of work. But until now the subject has had no authoritative reference source. Men & Masculinities, a pioneering two-volume work, corrects the oversight by summarizing the latest historical, biological, cross-cultural, psychological, and sociological research on the subject. It also looks at literature, art, and music from a gender perspective. The contributors are experts in their specialties and their work is directed, organized, and coedited by one of the premier scholars in the field, Michael Kimmel.

The coverage brings together for the first time considerable knowledge of men and manhood, focusing on such areas as sexual violence, intimacy, pornography, homophobia, sports, profeminist men, rituals, sexism, and many other important subjects. Clearly, this unique reference is a valuable guide to students, teachers, writers, policymakers, journalists, and others who seek a fuller understanding of gender in the United States.

  • Nearly 400 A–Z entries from aging and intimacy to puberty and Westerns
  • Cross-references in each entry to other relevant entries
  • An impressive list of contributors including many of the world's premier scholars
  • Illustrations of key historical events, people, and ideas that enhance understanding of the material

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781576077740
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/11/2003
Pages: 892
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 10.40(h) x 2.30(d)
Age Range: 12 - 14 Years

About the Author

Michael Kimmel is professor of sociology at State University of New York, Stony Brook, NY, and the author of Manhood in America, The Gendered Society and Men's Lives. He is founder and editor of the journal Men and Masculinities.

Amy Aronson, PhD, is a professional writer and the U.S. editor of the international quarterly Media History.

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