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Gender and Masculinity Studies: An Overview
Gender and masculinity studies: An overview

The subfield of Masculinity Studies1 offers a particular range of ideas and debates which exist in relation to but also at some distance from masculinity politics (Connell, 1995: 10) or the ‘men's movement’. Many feminist and pro-feminist Masculinity writers have argued that the so-called ‘men's movement’ is largely about shoring up masculinity and its existing social status (Adams and Savran, 2002; Nelson, 2000; Clatterbaugh, [1990] 1997; Messner, 1997: Chapter 1; Flood, 1996a, 1996b; White, 1996; Schwalbe, 1995; Kimmel and Kaufman, 1993; Wootten, 1993; Adair, 1992; Etkin, 1991; Mercer and Julien, 1988), whereas Masculinity Studies as an arena of academic scholarship has generally been concerned to offer critical analyses of masculinity. As I have noted ...

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