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The Handbook of Studies on Men and Masculinities is an interdisciplinary and international culmination of the growth of men's studies that also offers insight about future directions for the field. The Handbook provides a broad view of masculinities primarily across the social sciences, with the inclusion of important debates in some areas of the humanities and natural sciences. The various approaches presented in this Handbook range across different disciplines, theoretical perspectives, methodologies, and conceptualizations in relation to the topic of men. Editors Michael S. Kimmel, Jeff Hearn, and Robert W. Connell have assembled an esteemed group of contributors who are among the best-known experts in their particular fields.

Still a Man's World?: Studying Masculinities and Sport
Still a man's world?: Studying masculinities and sport
Michael A.Messner

Recently, two sports events stirred enough controversy to spill the stories off the sports pages and into wider public discussion and debate. First, in 2002–2003, the U.S. Secretary of Education formed a commission to evaluate Title IX, the popular 30-year-old law that is credited by women's sports activists as a primary force behind the dramatic growth of girls' and women's sports. By almost any measure, men's sports still receive far more money, scholarships, attention, and adulation than do women's sports, yet critics blame Title IX for a kind of “reverse discrimination” that they claim has threatened or eliminated athletic opportunities for boys and men. Around the time of the ...

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