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Constructing Masculinity (Discussions in Contemporary Culture #11)

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Bringing together the leading scholars, social and applied scientists, poets, activists, and cultural critics, Constructing Masculinity questions the very standards by which masculinity is defined, and considers the ways in which men and women can transcend these stereotypes. The authors explore representations of masculinity and maleness in the media and the arts, consider masculinity in relationship to science and law, and finally ask how an informed and activist notion of masculinity can contribute to political debates about identity and power.

Constructing Masculinity takes us beyond the notion of "men in feminism" to a more radical rethinking of the status of masculinity itself.

Contributors: Stanley Aronowitz, Derrick Bell, Leo Bersani, Homi K. Bhabha, Judith Butler, Richard Delgado, Barbara Ehrenreich, Anne Fausto-Sterling, Richard Fung, Sander L. Gilman, Marjorie Heins, bell hooks, Wayne Koestenbaum, Philomena Mariani, Andrew Ross, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, Paul Smith, Abigail Solomon-Godeau, Jean Stefancic, Michael Taussig, Kendall Thomas, Carole S. Vance, Michele Wallace, Simon Watney, Patricia Williams, and George Yúdice

Publication Details

Dia Art Foundation and Routledge
Publication date
342 pages
6 x 9 in.
Publication credits
Edited by Maurice Berger, Brian Wallis, and Simon Watson. Picture essay by Carrie Mae Weems