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Masculinity and Power : Collaboration and Resistance 1940-1944 - Arthur Brittan

Masculinity and Power

Collaboration and Resistance 1940-1944

Paperback Published: 8th January 1991
ISBN: 9780631141679
Number Of Pages: 228

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Political, domestic, and economic life is dominated by networks of powerful men. In Masculinity and Power Arthur Brittan analyses this state of affairs. He looks at the way in which biologists, psychologists and social scientists have attempted to explain masculinity and patriarchy in terms of simplistic models of human nature and social relationships. Drawing upon recent discussions of writers such as Foucault, Lacan and O'Brien, he highlights the central question of whether masculinity is a social construct, or actually rooted in evolutionary imperatives. The author argues that the ideology of patriarchy, 'the masculine ideology', is a limiting mode of thought and practice predicated upon heterosexuality. He goes on to consider what the real impact of feminism upon the world's male power broker has been whether in the last decades of the twentieth century the balance of power between the sexes is changing.

Masculinities; masculinity and identity; male sexualities; masculinity as competitiveness; men as a collectivity?; true male discourse; men, reason and crisis.

ISBN: 9780631141679
ISBN-10: 0631141677
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 228
Published: 8th January 1991
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 228.69 x 158.76  x 14.84
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 1