Masculinity Theory and the Law

Masculinity Theory and the Law Sex Roles (2013) 69:664–666 DOI 10.1007/s11199-013-0319-7 BOOK REVIEW Masculinities and the Law: A Multidimensional Approach. Edited by Frank Rudy Cooper and Ann C. McGinley, New York, New York University Press, 2012. 298 pp. $29 (paperback). ISBN: 978-0-8147-6403-9 Judith Kegan Gardiner Published online: 27 September 2013 Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013 As this book tells us, incarcerated African American men are relations. Law and culture are co-constitutive” (p. 1). Because disproportionately victims of sexual abuse by prison staff, law perpetuates the existing social order, intervention is nec- while the belief that prison rape is largely Black on White is essary to make laws more egalitarian and more progressive. In a myth. Tougher border patrolling may not significantly stop order to expose the inequities in current law, these essays use the flow of Mexican men who come into the United States “multiple lenses to show both how identity concepts are illegally, because they are encouraged not only by hope of embedded in the law and how the law furthers gendered, economic gain but also by stories that bolster their masculine racial, classed, and other hierarchies” (p. 5). Despite this identities. Such research findings with implications for social intersectional approach, the Sex Roles Springer Journals

Masculinity Theory and the Law

Sex Roles , Volume 69 (12) – Sep 27, 2013

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