Masculinities in Theory is a clear, concise, and comprehensive introduction to the field of masculinity studies from a humanities perspective.
Serves as a much-needed introduction to the field for students and scholars of cultural studies, literature, art, film, communication, history, and gender studies
Includes discussions of gay/queer, feminist, and gender studies in relation to masculinity
Covers the key theoretical approaches to the study of masculinity, and introduces new models
Explores the question ?What is masculinity and how does it work??
Looks at language, discourse, signification, power, cross-dressing, female, queer and transsexual masculinity, race and masculinity, nation and masculinity, interracial masculinities, and masculinities in history
Todd Reeser is Associate Professor of French and gender studies at the University of Pittsburg. He has published on gender and sexuality in Renaissance literature, critical theory, and French film. He is the author of Moderating Masculinity in Early Modern Culture (2006) and co-editor of Entre hommes: French and Francophone Masculinities in Culture and Theory (2008).
Acknowledgments. Introduction: The Study of Masculinity. 1. Theorizing Masculinity. 2. Social Masculinity and Triangulation. 3. Sexing Masculinity. 4. Theorizing the Male Body. 5. Masculinity in Disguise. 6. Non-Male Masculinities. 7. Masculinity and Racialized Subjectivities. 8. Masculinity and the Nation. 9. Interracial Masculinities. 10. Unstable Time: Masculinity in History. Index.