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Masculinities in a Global Era

Gelfer, Joseph (Ed.)

2014, VI, 277 p.

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  • Editor is an emerging authority in the field of masculinities research
  • Highlights cultural diversities in masculinity research
  • Introduces practical uses of the research 

The ongoing movement toward globalization challenges us to reconsider issues of individual identity. Are we evolving into citizens of the world? How crucial is nationality? And for men, what does it now mean to be male?

Diverse answers to this provocative question are analyzed in Masculinities in a Global Era in its theoretical models, study findings, and compelling examples.

Multiple dynamics are displayed in these chapters--gender and sexuality, tradition and change, local and global, East and West--as male identity is defined as a work in progress in locations as disparate as Ireland and Indonesia. Contributors analyze the larger paradoxes and ambiguities of studying masculinity and globalization, and of the gender contexts of globalization as a social phenomenon. As a volume, the perspective is multinational, multiracial, sexually inclusive, and optimistic about globalization as a positive transformative force. Among the featured topics: 

  • Examining individual differences in masculine honor beliefs.
  • Bengali men and the transnational middle class in India.
  • Fluid masculinities: the case of Bahrain.
  • Gendered cultured citizenship in male emancipation projects in the Netherlands.
  • Hypospadias, the "Bathroom Panopticon."
  • Transgender identity and acceptance: the Muxes of Juchitan, Mexico. 

Crossing myriad domains much like globalization itself, Masculinities in a Global Era is a thoughtful reference for researchers in a variety of disciplines, including cross-cultural studies, gender studies, sexuality, sociology, and developmental and cross-cultural psychology.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Bengali Men - Citizenship in Male Emancipation Projects - Javanese Sex Workers in South Bali - Muslim men - Muxes of Juchitán - Taiwanese Masculine Identities - Transgender Identity - Transnational Middle Class in India - diversity of men - gender roles - masculine honor beliefs - masculine identity - masculinities and globalization - men's rights - problem of patriarchy - queer identity - social context and masculinities

Related subjects » Community Psychology - Personality & Social Psychology - Social Sciences

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