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Ronald L Jackson and Murali Balaji

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780252036514

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017

DOI: 10.5406/illinois/9780252036514.001.0001

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Conceptualizing Current Discourses and Writing New Ones

Conceptualizing Current Discourses and Writing New Ones

(p.17) Introduction Conceptualizing Current Discourses and Writing New Ones
Global Masculinities and Manhood

Ronald L. Jackson

Murali Balaji

University of Illinois Press

This introductory chapter sets out the book's purpose, namely to examine and deconstruct the history and politics of cultured masculinities within the contexts of the cultures from which they have developed. It examines masculinity through the politics of identity, the cultural definitions of masculinity across the globe, and how masculinity is interpreted and practiced through discourse. The book follows three major themes: defining masculinity in the global sphere; mediated representations of masculinity; and the cultural practice of masculinity as both a local and global phenomenon. Drawing from diverse disciplines, the book attempts to answer the question: What makes a man who he is within his culture? An overview of the subsequent chapters is also presented.

Keywords:   masculinity, manhood, identity, cultural practice, cultured masculinities

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