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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.

War, Militarism, and Masculinities
War, militarism, and masculinities
PaulHigate, JohnHopton

The nexus linking war, militarism, and masculinities has remained an enduring and consistent feature of societies and their cultures across time. Despite these close linkages, it is surprising that scholars have tended to overlook the masculinist dimensions of the military; in so doing, they have unwittingly preserved the naturalized dimension of military masculinity. This chapter's focus on the British military, an institution characterized by its unique role in the acquisition and maintenance of a global empire, aims to explore the connections between the armed forces and their masculinist culture.

According to one source, British defense spending is currently in the region of £36.9 billion ($60 billion), with a further £3 billion being set aside for the 2003 war ...

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