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eBook The End of Masculinity ePub

by John MacInnes

  • ISBN: 0335196586
  • Category: Social Sciences
  • Subcategory: Politics
  • Author: John MacInnes
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Open University Press; 1st edition (February 1, 1998)
  • Pages: 176
  • ePub book: 1182 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1532 kb
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  • Rating: 4.4
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Preface and acknowledgements The genesis of masculinity The fetishism of sexual difference and its secret The crisis of masculinity and the politics of identity The paradoxes of sex and gender Gender as socialization theory Freud's three essays The collapse of patriarchy and the origins of gender kinship and the traffic in women Thomas Hobbes social contract and the rise of universalism Why.

He is the author of many books and articles including Thatcherism at Work (1987).

End of Masculinity book. There is some interesting information in this book to be certain, but ultimately MacInnes spends more time arguing against other theorists and not enough time developing his own thesis directly. The argument that gender doesn't actually exist as something individuals possess is not an earth shattering or revolutionary idea, and it seems odd that he doesn't even give mention of Judith Butler and gender performance at any point.

End of masculinity: The confusion of sexual genesis and sexual difference in modern society. The panegyric code in Gaelic poetry and its historical background. Transactions of the Gaelic Society of Inverness 50, 435-98, 1976. McGraw-Hill Education (UK), 1998. Open University Press, 1987. P Cressey, J MacInnes.

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It is because no such thing exists. Re-examining the ideas of thinkers such as Sigmund Freud and Thomas Hobbes, the author shows that modern societies faced the novel problem of explaining how men and women had equal rights, yet led such different lives, and solved it by inventing the concept of masculinity.

It is because no such thing exists

Masculinity is the set of social practices and cultural representations . For Connell, gender is the end-product of ongoing interpretations of and definitions placed upon the reproductive and sexual capacities.

Masculinity is the set of social practices and cultural representations associated with being a ma. The feminist critique of masculinity as that against which women are defined as ‘the Other’ has a long history, but writing on masculinities grew enormously from the 1980s onwards. For Connell, gender is the end-product of ongoing interpretations of and definitions placed upon the reproductive and sexual capacities of the human body. Masculinities (and femininities) can be understood, therefore, as the effects of these interpretations and definitions: on bodies, on personalities and on a society’s culture and institutions.

* Why does masculinity seem obvious yet prove impossible to define?* What has caused the erosion of men's power and will progress towards sexual equality continue?* How political is the personal?This book explains why both popular and academic commentators have found it impossible to define masculinity. It is because no such thing exists. Re-examining the ideas of thinkers such as Sigmund Freud and Thomas Hobbes, the author shows that modern societies faced the novel problem of explaining how men and women had equal rights, yet led such different lives, and solved it by inventing the concept of masculinity. It concludes that strong forces in modern societies encourage greater sexual equality, and that these are better supported by a politics of equal rights than by encouraging men to personally reform their masculine identity. MacInnes challenges established ways of thinking about sex, gender and masculinity that underpin not only feminist thought, but the treatment of these issues across the social sciences, philosophy and history.