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Messages Men Hear : Constructing Masculinities - Ian M. Harris

Messages Men Hear

Constructing Masculinities

Hardcover Published: 31st March 1995
ISBN: 9780748402298
Number Of Pages: 214

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Why do men behave the way they do? The science of gender studies is less than 25 years old and it is only recently that scholars and popular authors interested in gender have started to examine the issues associated with masculinity.; This text is based on over 10 years research, and constructs a comprehensive theory of masculinity by exploring in great detail how men form their gender identities and how those identities influence their behaviour. The book examines the influence of 24 male messages, or gender norms - such as be like your father, faithful husband, superman, and nurturer - that represent cultural expectations for masculinity in western societies. Drawing on a diverse sample of over 500 men from different classes, backgrounds, races and ethnic groups, the author describes how men learn these messages, how individual men respond to them, and how their influence changes over the course of a man's life.; This accessible text presents a general framework for masculinity and breaks new ground in understanding the construction of male gender identity.

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
Learning to Be a Manp. 7
Cultural Messagesp. 9
Message Sourcesp. 21
Becoming a Manp. 37
Acting like a Manp. 53
Standard Bearersp. 55
Workersp. 73
Loversp. 90
Bossesp. 109
Rugged Individualsp. 137
Differences Between Menp. 161
Different Lensesp. 163
Message Therapyp. 183
Appendix: Methodologyp. 198
Referencesp. 206
Indexp. 211
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ISBN: 9780748402298
ISBN-10: 0748402292
Series: Gender, Change and Society
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 214
Published: 31st March 1995
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 17.15  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.54
Edition Number: 1

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