An Introduction and Warm Invitation: Masculinities Studies 101

An Introduction and Warm Invitation: Masculinities Studies 101 Sex Roles (2010) 62:699–701 DOI 10.1007/s11199-009-9721-6 BOOK REVIEW An Introduction and Warm Invitation: Masculinities Studies 101 An Introduction to Masculinities. By Jack S. Kahn, Malden, MA, Wiley-Blackwell, 2009. 408 pp. $50 (softcover). ISBN: 978-1-4051-8178-5 Aaronette M. White Published online: 23 January 2010 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2009 Imagine an introductory masculinities studies textbook that Kahn also recognizes the feminist men and women who seamlessly integrates theory and contemporary research have made significant contributions, over the years, to the from the social sciences and makes complex issues study of masculinities. Major themes in Kahn’schapters accessible—with review questions, personal anecdotes, provide students with a framework for evaluating diverse reference sections for each chapter, short biographies of constructions of masculinity—theoretical and lived out in scholars whose work shape the chapters, and even a real men’slives—with suggestions for using feminist glossary for readers who have trouble keeping up with the perspectives to understand them. jargon. Do you think you’re dreaming? Imagine no longer, Early chapters address the difficulties of defining colleagues; our much-needed and long overdue textbook masculinity and how systems of patriarchy affect men, has arrived. particularly how “privilege” influences men in different Jack Kahn, professor of psychology at Curry College, ways. Sex Roles Springer Journals

An Introduction and Warm Invitation: Masculinities Studies 101

Sex Roles , Volume 62 (10) – Jan 23, 2010

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