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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.

Globalization, Imperialism, and Masculinities
Globalization, imperialism, and masculinities
R. W.Connell
The Need for a Global Perspective in Studies of Men and Masculinity

Recent research on the social construction of masculinity has been very diverse in subject matter and social location, but it has had a characteristic focus and style. Its main focus has been the making of masculinity in a particular milieu or moment, whether a professional sports career in the United States (Messner, 1992), a group of colonial schools in South Africa (Morrell, 2001b), drinking groups in Australian bars (Tomsen, 1997), a working class suburb in Brazil (Fonseca, 2001), or the marriage plans of young middle class men in urban Japan (Taga, 2001). The characteristic research style has been ethnographic, making use of participant observation, open-ended interviewing, ...

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