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In Pursuit of Masculinity

On Aging Bodies, Migration and Youthful Masculinities

Usman Mahar

disengagement and by particular roles that only come with old age ( Lamb 2014 ). What kind of masculinity does ageless engagement promote vis-à-vis a mature disengagement or meaningful decline? People's life-histories and ethnographies of aging can help us to

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Daniel Lewis

up directly after lying down, and going out, and coming home tired at sunrise” (1876: 348). Dickens's explorations of sleep, dreaming, and sleep disorders in “Night Walks” illustrate a complicated negotiation between hegemonic ideals 1 of masculinity

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Boys, Inclusive Masculinities and Injury

Some Research Perspectives

Adam White and Stefan Robinson

Sport has traditionally been tasked with the social function of developing masculinity among boys and men in Western society ( Connell 2008 ; Mangan 2000 ). Through its homosocial and hypermasculine structure, sport was useful for the construction

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“The Dragon Can't Roar”

Analysis of British Expatriate Masculinity in Yusuf Dawood's One Life Too Many

Antony Mukasa Mate

Yusuf Dawood's One Life Too Many (1987) is a poignant exploration of the life of British expatriate Sydney Walker in colonial and postcolonial Kenya. The text epitomizes the nexus between power and masculinity through the rise and fall of the

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Masculinity and Autonomous Vehicles

A Degendered or Resegregated Future System of Automobility?

Dag Balkmar and Ulf Mellström

particular and of motor vehicles more generally has historically been related to masculinity through associations with wild, untamable animals (i.e., anthropomorphization), as well as through the car’s associations with power, speed, driving pleasure, and

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James K. Beggan

is consistent with the notion that male viewers take on the male porn star's perspective. Masculine Control and External Ejaculation A defining feature of masculinity is to achieve and maintain control ( Kimmel 1996 ). In addition to the

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Masculinity on Stage

Dueling in the Greek Capital, 1870–1918

Dimitra Vassiliadou

history of masculinity, some researchers have approached the duel by focusing on the male body and its disciplining practices, via its inclusion in the nature/culture divide. The duel was described as a way of exhibiting bravery and integrity, virtues that

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Lowry Martin

is incessantly evolutionary and fluid. These representations not only add to a global conversation about sex tourism, forbidden sexual identities, and ideas of masculinity, but they also implicate real and imagined borders—economic, cultural, and

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Performing Masculinity

Adolescent African American Boys' Response to Gender Scripting

Lionel C. Howard

This article focuses on the ways in which a select group of adolescent African American males respond to gender scripts. Drawing on interview and focus group data, the article describes four different responses to messages they receive from peers and significant adults about socio-culturally appropriate behaviors and characteristics of masculinity: 1) adapting or modifying their presentations of self, 2) internalizing ascribed gender scripts, 3) resisting, and 4) remaining conflicted about an appropriate response. Narratives highlight the complexity of gender identity development and active participation of African American boys in the construction of a masculine identity that feels most authentic, as well as the role of agents of socialization on identity.

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Steven Roberts and Karla Elliott

The field of critical studies on men and masculinities (CSMM) is undergoing a reflexive moment. Tristan Bridges (2019) , for instance, has appealed to CSMM researchers in the Global North to draw on work developed in subfields such as critical