Masculinities and Violence, the latest volume in the Research on Men and Masculinities series, takes a sobering look at men and violence. Editor Lee H. Bowker has carefully chosen essays that shed light on the causes and settings of masculine violence. The three essays in Part I lay out the ways in which men learn violence and repeat it. Part II focuses on the ways men victimize women and children. Part III turns to ways men victimize other men. Finally, Part IV looks at men and organizational violence. Understanding the masculinities-violence nexus is crucially important to finding ways to mitigate the masculine tendency to violence. This perceptive volume will be an important resource for all those interested in the field of gender roles, men's studies, and interpersonal violence.

Engendering Violent Men: Oral Histories of Military Masculinity

Engendering Violent Men: Oral Histories of Military Masculinity

Engendering violent men: Oral histories of military masculinity

To be a man is to participate in social life as a man…. Men are not born; they are made. And men make themselves, actively constructing their masculinities within a social and historical context.

Kimmel & Messner, 1992, p. 8

Being a warrior is not an occupation but a male identity.

Gibson, 1990, p. 96

The process of creating and constructing masculinity can be seen in the life stories of veterans—not only in the context of specific sex-typed behaviors of aggression and violence, but often masculinity is used to imply an evaluative relational measure. As they narrate, questions of what it means to be a man, how masculinity should be displayed, and where the ...

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