Masculinities, Violence, and Culture
Publication Year: 2000
This book explores the relationship between masculinity and violence within the context of cultural change and escalating violence. This unique analysis links the growing sociological and psychological literature on masculinity with contemporary criminological research. The author focuses on: A critical examination of the major biological, psychological, sociological, and anthropological models of masculinity and violence; Formulating an integrated theoretical approach to the relationship between violence and masculinity; Violence as a gendered activity; Representations of violence and masculinity in popular culture including cartoons, fiction, television and film. Masculine identity is not viewed as rigid, but as flexible and changeable. This position enables the author to take a completely fresh look at relations between power, privilege, and gender.
- Front Matter
- Back Matter
- Subject Index
- Chapter 1: Engendering Violence: Starting Points
- Chapter 2: Bodily Harm: Violence and the Cultural Imagination
- Chapter 3: Of Excess, Lack, and Displacement: Reel Violence
- Chapter 4: Gender Theatrics: Marking the Difference
- Chapter 5: Boys on Film: Masculinities and the Cinema
- Chapter 6: Traumatic Crossings
Sage Series on Violence against Women[Page ii]
Claire M. Renzetti
St. Joseph's University
Jeffrey L. Edleson
University of Minnesota
In this series …
I AM NOT YOUR VICTIM: Anatomy of Domestic Violence by Beth Sipe and Evelyn J. Hall
WIFE RAPE: Understanding the Response of Survivors and Service Providers by Raquel Kennedy Bergen
FUTURE INTERVENTIONS WITH BATTERED WOMEN AND THEIR FAMILIES edited by Jeffrey L. Edleson and Zvi C. Eisikovits
WOMEN'S ENCOUNTERS WITH VIOLENCE: Australian Experiences edited by Sandy Cook and Judith Bessant
WOMAN ABUSE ON CAMPUS: Results From the Canadian National Survey by Walter S. DeKeseredy and Martin D. Schwartz
RURAL WOMEN BATTERING AND THE JUSTICE SYSTEM: An Ethnography by Neil Websdale
SAFETY PLANNING WITH BATTERED WOMEN: Complex Lives/Difficult Choices by Jill Davies, Eleanor Lyon, and Diane Monti-Catania
ATHLETES AND ACQUAINTANCE RAPE by Jeffrey R. Benedict
RETHINKING VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN edited by R. Emerson Dobash and Russell P. Dobash
EMPOWERING SURVIVORS OF ABUSE: Health Care for Battered Women and Their Children edited by Jacquelyn Campbell
BATTERED WOMEN, CHILDREN, AND WELFARE REFORM: The Ties That Bind edited by Ruth A. Brandwein
COORDINATING COMMUNITY RESPONSES TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: Lessons From Duluth and Beyond edited by Melanie F. Shepard and Ellen L. Pence
CHANGING VIOLENT MEN by R. Emerson Dobash, Russell P. Dobash, Kate Cavanagh, and Ruth Lewis
SAME-SEX DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: Strategies for Change edited by Beth Leventhal and Sandra E. Lundy
MASCULINITIES, VIOLENCE, AND CULTURE by Suzanne E. Hatty
LOCKED IN A VIOLENT EMBRACE by Zvi Eisikovits and Eli Buchbinder
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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Masculinities, violence and culture / by Suzanne E. Hatty.
p. cm. — (Sage series on violence against women)
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 0-7619-0500-6 (cloth: alk. paper)
ISBN 0-7619-0501-4 (pbk.: alk. paper)
1. Men. 2. Masculinity. 3. Violence. 4. Women—Crime against. I. Title. II. Series.
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About the Author[Page 225]
Suzanne E. Hatty is Associate Professor of Culture, Epistemology and Medicine in the Department of Social Medicine at Ohio University. She has a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Sydney, Australia. Her research interests include the cultures of medicine, the body and society, bioethics and biotechnologies, posthumanism and future studies, and crime and popular culture. Her most recent book, co-authored with James Hatty, is The Disordered Body: Epidemic Disease and Cultural Transformation.