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By Judith Kegan Gardiner

Why is there loads speak of a "crisis" of masculinity? How have rules of manhood been remodeled through feminism? Does feminism carry the major to the advance of extra egalitarian sorts of masculinity? Masculinity stories and Feminist concept addresses critical questions about the research and development of masculinity in modern society. the quantity examines the methods male privilege and gear are constituted and represented and explores the influence of such structures on either women and men. With topics starting from Robert Bly?s Iron John to Tom Hank?s "niceness," this assortment overturns previous paradigms approximately identification, victimization, and dominant and replacement sorts of masculinity to boost new dialogues among masculinity reports and feminist idea. having a look rather at literature, movie, and school room practices, Masculinity stories and Feminist thought hyperlinks the research of masculinities with feminism?s moral and political time table for the longer term. Its authors percentage a conviction that this sort of hyperlink not just unearths the patience, now extra refined and sundry, of male entitlement but in addition gives you to create an enriched and reinvigorated feminism for a brand new century.

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Qxd 11/7/01 12:37 Page 18 18 J U DITH KEGAN GAR DI N ER These two concerns highlight the interrelationship in the classroom setting of academic inquiry, which seeks to theorize both masculinity and feminism, and of the popular perceptions that make these issues so emotionally charged for both students and teacher. In “Pedagogy of the Opaque: Teaching Masculinity Studies,” Robinson learns from her students the dangers of the static, ahistorical, individualistic, and binary conceptions of masculinity that mirror larger problems in the academy, and she also grapples with the ambivalent feelings the masculinity studies classroom can generate.

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