An exploration of how masculinities, or ways of being a man, are anchored in time and place; the products of socio-historical and cultural circumstances. The book examines the emergence of a masculinity fit for Empire in the mid to late 19th century and, by way of contrast, the more recent media-driven, commercial New Man and New Lad masculinity. The author considers some of the media discourses shaping masculinities today, and the formation of specific masculinities in specific settings (such as prisons, hospitals and ...

Masculinities and Culture 2001, Open University Press

ISBN-13: 9780335199884

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