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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.

East Asian Masculinities
East Asian masculinities

The recent expansion of research on men and masculinities is phenomenal. One after another, different aspects of the social construction of masculinity in various moments and milieus have been disclosed. Most of the research published in the English-speaking world, however, comes from within the Western world and from Western perspectives. Although it is important to consider the construction of masculinity in the worldwide context with the background of globalization (Connell, 2000), non-Western masculinities are likely to be distant from the concerns of international academic work, both in terms of the object of knowledge and the viewpoint. East Asia is no exception, even though it contains one of the three great economic powers in the world. Research on East Asian masculinities ...

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