Defining Care and Masculinity: Beyond Gender Emotion Stereotypes

Defining Care and Masculinity: Beyond Gender Emotion Stereotypes Sex Roles (2014) 70:76–78 DOI 10.1007/s11199-013-0327-7 BOOK REVIEW Defining Care and Masculinity: Beyond Gender Emotion Stereotypes Masculinities, Care, and Equality: Identity and Nurture in Men’s Lives. By Niall Hanlon, New York, Palgrave Macmillan, 2012. 272 pp. $85.00 (hardcover) ISBN: 978-0-230-30021-7 Elaine C. Dicicco Published online: 29 September 2013 Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013 In Masculinities, Care, and Equality, sociologist Hanlon in- the data. While the quality of his coding was inspected by vestigates how Irish men define masculinity in the context of colleagues, Hanlon does not describe this checking process or care and emotion, and how these men navigate their relation- his recruitment or sampling methods in detail. ship with care. Hanlon defines care as both work and feel- Expanding on feminist critiques of women’sunpaid labor ing—the behaviors involved in taking care of others’ basic and Hochschild’s(1983) theory of emotional work, Hanlon needs (e.g., unpaid domestic household chores or paid labor to delineates the factors contributing to gendered care inequal- provide for others), the emotional work that involved in these ities. His discussion of gendered care goes beyond the idea activities that create bonds, and the nurturance that is essential that caring obligations are culturally defined as “women’s Sex Roles Springer Journals

Defining Care and Masculinity: Beyond Gender Emotion Stereotypes

Sex Roles , Volume 70 (2) – Sep 29, 2013

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