Exploring Masculinities: Identity, Inequality, Continuity, and Change is a comprehensive and contemporary reader for the growing field of men's and masculinities studies.C.J. Pascoe and Tristan Bridges extend the boundaries of the field and provide a new framework for understanding masculinities studies. Rather than taking a topics-based approach to masculinity, Exploring Masculinities offers an innovative conceptual approach that enables students to study a given phenomenon from a variety of perspectives. It divides up the field in ways that provide accessible introductions to complex debates and key intra- and interdisciplinary distinctions. The book provides a portable set of conceptual tools on which scholars and students can rely to analyze masculinities in different contexts, time periods, and embodiments.
"This projects to be an outstanding contribution to, and absolutely necessary intervention for, the field of masculinities...The volume is the most in-depth and comprehensive treatment of masculinities around, offering everything from theory, to classic texts that deal with men but may not analyze them as men, to cutting edge research. The editors are two of the youngest and most gifted scholars in the field of masculinities." ―Freeden Oeur, Tufts University
"I like the overall approach; I like the fact that it includes theory, the foundation and core of the field, and the current directions in research on masculinities...This is a solid reader that can be used as either the primary text or as supplementary reading for an undergraduate course on men and masculinities. I strongly recommend it." ―Celestino Fernandez, University of Arizona
"This approach allows students to examine the relational nature of gender and think more theoretically." ―Akiko Yasuike, California Lutheran University