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Contemporary Masculinities

Embodiment, Emotion and Wellbeing

Authors: Gough, Brendan

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  • Offers a unique account of embodiment, emotion and wellbeing in relation to men's health and masculinity
  • Explores the discursive parameters within which gender and health practices are enacted
  • Presents a critical and social perspective on men’s health
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About this book

This book assesses the construction of masculinities in relation to appearance, embodiment and emotions by drawing on perspectives in psychology, sociology, gender studies and public health. Brendan Gough questions conventional assumptions about masculinity and men’s health and responds to recent trends in critical studies of masculinities which discuss ‘positive’ or ‘healthy’ masculine identities. The book showcases discursively inflected qualitative research using data sources where men’s own accounts are prioritised: in-depth interviews and online discussion forums. Chapters discuss men’s appearance concerns and activities and examine male mental health, focusing on vulnerability and its management. Current trends and key concepts, including intersectionality, inequalities and embodiment are also considered throughout. This book will appeal to students and academics within social sciences and humanities interested in gender issues in general and masculinity in particular.

About the authors

Brendan Gough is Professor of Social Psychology at Leeds Beckett University, UK. He is a qualitative researcher who has been investigating men and masculinity for over 20 years. 

Table of contents (4 chapters)

Table of contents (4 chapters)

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eBook $39.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-78819-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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Hardcover $54.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-78818-0
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $54.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-07654-2
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Contemporary Masculinities
Book Subtitle
Embodiment, Emotion and Wellbeing
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-78819-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-78819-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-78818-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-07654-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 92
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