Masculinities in Contemporary American Culture: Confronting Complexities and Challenges of Male Iden
Masculinities in Contemporary American Culture offers readers a comprehensive overview of masculinity studies that includes both theory and applied accounts of masculinities. Keith investigates decades of intersectional and longitudinal research along with a multitude of examples from popular culture to expose students to the many dimensions of contemporary masculinities. Drawing on representations of masculinity in film, TV, and music, issues include violence and the nature/nurture debate, male crime and incarceration rates, "the boy crisis," fraternity life, fatherhood, sports, pornography, pro-feminist and anti-feminist men’s groups, relationships, gay and transgendered masculinities, race, ethnicity, class and an outlook on the future of masculinity. The text draws from a number of disciplines including the biological sciences, anthropology, sociology, psychology, education, communications and cultural studies and is ideal for both undergraduate and graduate courses that take up issues of masculinities.