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Published: 26 August 2010

288 Pages | 10 photos, 3 figures; 1 table (all b/w)

ISBN: 9780195430769

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Deconstructing Men & Masculinities

Michael Atkinson

Themes in Canadian Sociology

  • Canadian. This indigenous text is the only one of its kind dealing with masculine identity issues in Canada.
  • New perspectives on masculinity. Offers new and alternative insight into such topics as 'feminine', 'liquid', 'uber', and racialized masculinities.
  • Historical and contemporary coverage. Examines the historical roots of masculinity and masculine identity in Canada up to the present day and attempts to anticipate what lies beyond the so-called masculinity crisis.
  • Engrossing and intensely personal narrative. Written in a unique mix of academic and narrative styles, this distinct, cutting-edge text will engage students as they study issues and arguments and then connect them with real-life stories.
  • Wide-ranging ethnographic research. Excerpts from the author's extensive collection of interviews with men of all ages and from all walks of life offer students a diverse look at masculinity issues in Canada.
  • Current. Drawing heavily on pop culture and the latest theories, this concise text takes a contemporary sociological approach to masculine identity politics in Canada.
  • Student-friendly pedagogy. In addition to an end-of-text glossary, boxed features throughout the text highlight important information, such as stats, current events, and real-life stories. A list of objectives, key terms bolded at first use, chapter summaries, discussion questions, annotated key readings, and weblinks support student learning.

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