A Most Masculine State

A Most Masculine State
Gender, Politics and Religion in Saudi Arabia

by Madawi Al-Rasheed

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2013-03-15
  • Pages : 333
  • ISBN : 0521761042
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Goes beyond conventional tropes describing women in Saudi Arabia to probe the historical, political and religious forces thwarting their emancipation.

A Most Masculine State

A Most Masculine State
Gender, Politics and Religion in Saudi Arabia

by Madawi Al-Rasheed

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2013-03-15
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 1139619004
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Women in Saudi Arabia are often described as either victims of patriarchal religion and society or successful survivors of discrimination imposed on them by others. Madawi Al-Rasheed's new book goes beyond these conventional tropes to probe the historical, political and religious forces that have, across the years, delayed and thwarted their emancipation. The book demonstrates how, under the patronage of the state and its religious nationalism, women have become hostage to contradictory political projects that on the one hand demand female piety, and on the other hand encourage modernity. Drawing on state documents, media sources and interviews with women from across Saudi society, the book examines the intersection between gender, religion and politics to explain these contradictions and to show that, despite these restraints, vibrant debates on the question of women are opening up as the struggle for recognition and equality finally gets under way.

A History of Saudi Arabia

A History of Saudi Arabia
A Book

by Madawi al-Rasheed

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2010-04
  • Pages : 317
  • ISBN : 052176128X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This new edition covers the political, economic and social developments in Saudi Arabia since 9/11 to the present day.

The Masculine Modern Woman

The Masculine Modern Woman
Pushing Boundaries in the Swedish Popular Media of the 1920s

by Jenny Ingemarsdotter

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2019-01-09
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 042965653X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book takes a fresh approach to one of the most popular cultural symbols of modernity in the 1920s—the "masculine" modern woman. Uncovering discourses on female masculinity in interwar Sweden, a nation that struggled to become modern but not decadent, this study examines cultural representations and debates across several arenas including fashion, film, sports, automobility, medicine and literature. Drawing on rich empirical material, this book traces not only how the masculine modern woman reshaped the imaginary space of what women could be, do and desire, but also how this space was eventually shrunk in order to fit into an emerging vision of a family-oriented "people’s home."

Gender and Hindu Nationalism

Gender and Hindu Nationalism
Understanding Masculine Hegemony

by Prem Kumar Vijayan

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2019-09-11
  • Pages : 222
  • ISBN : 1317235762
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book presents an innovative approach to gender, nationalism, and the relations between them, and analyses the broader social base of Hindu nationalist organisation to understand the growth of 'Hindutva', or Hindu nationalism, in India. Arguing that Hindu nationalist thought and predilections emerge out of, and, in turn, feed, pre-existing gendered tendencies, the author presents the new concept of 'masculine hegemony', specifically Brahmanical masculine hegemony. The book offers a historical overview of the processes that converge in the making of the identity ‘Hindu’, in the making of the religion ‘Hinduism’, and in the shaping of the movement known as ‘Hindutva’. The impact of colonialism, social reform, and caste movements is explored, as is the role of key figures such as Mohandas Gandhi, Indira Gandhi, and Narendra Modi. The book sheds light on the close, yet uneasy, relations that Hindu nationalist thought and practice have with conceptions of 'modernity', 'development' and women's movements, and politics, and the future of Hindu nationalism in India. A new approach to the study of Hindu nationalism, this book offers a theoretically innovative understanding of Indian history and socio-politics. It will be of interest to academics working in the field of Gender studies and Asian Studies, in particular South Asian history and politics.

Being a Man

Being a Man
Negotiating Ancient Constructs of Masculinity

by Ilona Zsolnay

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2016-08-05
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN : 1317280539
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Being a Man is a formative work which reveals the myriad and complex negotiations for constructions of masculine identities in the greater ancient Near East and beyond. Through a juxtaposition of studies into Neo-Assyrian artistic representations and omens, biblical hymns and narrative, Hittite, Akkadian, and Indian epic, as well as detailed linguistic studies on gender and sex in the Sumerian and Hebrew languages, the book challenges traditional understandings and assumed homogeneity for what it meant "to be a man" in antiquity. Being a Man is an indispensable resource for students of the ancient Near East, and a fascinating study for anyone with an interest in gender and sexuality throughout history.

Ungendering Technology

Ungendering Technology
Women Retooling the Masculine Sphere

by Carol J. Haddad

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2019-07-10
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 1000022366
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book offers fresh insight into women’s mastery of technologies commonly associated with men, with important implications for institutional efforts to identify and support technical proficiency among girls and women. The work is structured across five original case studies featuring: breast cancer survivors in Newfoundland who constructed a wooden dragon boat using hand and power tools; Egyptian women who used information and communication technologies for political action during the Revolution of 2011; pioneer female audio engineers in the United States working in live concert and studio venues; U.S. female commercial airline pilots who mastered the complexity of flying large aircraft; and a university-educated woman working in sewer maintenance and repair for the City of Detroit in the 1970s. The case studies capture women’s own voices and present a range of historical and geographic locations. A major contribution of this volume is the multidisciplinary analytical framework used to explain women’s motivation to engage with non-traditional technologies, the role of peer and political support in encouraging persistence, and informal as well as formal knowledge and skill acquisition. Above all, it is a story of women's empowerment - individually and collectively. This is a unique book suitable for undergraduates and graduates in the fields of Women's and Gender Studies; Science, Technology and Society (STS) Studies; Engineering Education; and Adult Education.

Masculine Scenarios

Masculine Scenarios
A Book

by Mariam Alizade

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2018-02-10
  • Pages : 146
  • ISBN : 0429901860
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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'Human identity, sexual identity, primary and secondary identification, object choice, narcissism - all of these lie on a continuum with homosexuality, transsexualism, transvestism, heterosexuality and asexuality. Concepts on sexuality and gender are outlined anew in an interplay of theoretical and clinical networks, with the aim of increasing the efficiency of analytic praxis freed from prejudice and monolithic convention.'- the author, from the Foreword Masculine Scenarios is the third volume in a unique series edited by the author for the Committee on Women and Psychoanalysis of the International Psychoanalytical Association. Providing a forum for exploration and discussion of diverse issues relating to gender constructs, sexuality, and sexual identity, the series brings together an internationally renowned group of contributors trained in the psychoanalytic tradition. Masculine Scenarios concentrates on issues regarding the psychic world of men and male sexuality. The construction of gender identity, the battle of the sexes, transsexualism, homosexuality and masculinity are some of the topics discussed in this inspiring book.

Your Average Nigga

Your Average Nigga
Performing Race, Literacy, and Masculinity

by Vershawn Ashanti Young

  • Publisher : Wayne State University Press
  • Release : 2007-03-01
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 9780814335765
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An engrossing autobiographical exploration of black masculinity as a mode of racial and verbal performance.

Routledge Handbook of Sport, Gender and Sexuality

Routledge Handbook of Sport, Gender and Sexuality
A Book

by Jennifer Hargreaves,Eric Anderson

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2014-03-05
  • Pages : 544
  • ISBN : 1136326952
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Routledge Handbook of Sport, Gender and Sexuality brings together important new work from 68 leading international scholars that, collectively, demonstrates the intrinsic interconnectedness of sport, gender and sexuality. It introduces what is, in essence, a sophisticated sub-area of sport sociology, covering the field comprehensively, as well as signalling ideas for future research and analysis. Wide-ranging across different historical periods, different sports, and different local and global contexts, the book incorporates personal, ideological and political narratives; varied conceptual, methodological and theoretical approaches; and examples of complexities and nuanced ways of understanding the gendered and sexualized dynamics of sport. It examines structural and cultural forms of gender segregation, homophobia, heteronormativity and transphobia, as well as the ideological struggles and changes that have led to nuanced ways of thinking about the sport, gender and sexuality nexus. This is a landmark work of reference that will be a key resource for students and researchers working in sport studies, gender studies, sexuality studies or sociology.

Aspects of the Masculine

Aspects of the Masculine
A Book

by C.G. Jung

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2015-06-01
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1317529308
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The concept of masculinity was crucial not only to Jung's revolutionary theories of the human psyche, but also to his own personal development. If, as Jung believed, "modern man is already so darkened that nothing beyond the light of his own intellect illuminates his world," then it is essential to show every man the limits of his understanding and how to overcome them. In Aspects of the Masculine Jung does this by revealing his most significant insights concerning the nature and motivations of masculinity, both conscious and unconscious, and explaining how this affects the development of the personality. Offering a unique perspective on the masculine, based upon both his personal and clinical experiences, Jung asks questions that remain as insistent as ever. He offers answers that--whether they surprise, shock or edify--challenge us to re-examine our contemporary understanding of masculinity.

The Conundrum of Masculinity

The Conundrum of Masculinity
Hegemony, Homosociality, Homophobia and Heteronormativity

by Chris Haywood,Thomas Johansson,Nils Hammarén,Marcus Herz,Andreas Ottemo

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2017-07-20
  • Pages : 158
  • ISBN : 1317200527
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Popular culture is awash with discussions about the difficulties associated with being a man. Television talk shows, media articles and government press releases discuss not simply the problem of men, but have more recently focused on the problems of being a man. The Conundrum of Masculinity challenges highly advertised beliefs that men are in crisis and struggling to hold onto traditional masculine habits whilst the world around them changes. Indeed, whilst there is a range of valuable contributions to the field that examine how men live out their lives in different contexts, there are few accounts that examine in detail the building blocks of masculinity or how men are really ‘put together’. Thus, this innovative and timely volume seeks to provide a systematic exploration of the different aspects of masculinity – in particular hegemony, homosociality, homophobia and heteronormativity. An original approach to the field of masculinity studies, this book ultimately presents a critical synthesis that brings together disparate approaches to provide a clear and concise discussion to address the true nature of masculinity. The Conundrum of Masculinity will appeal to undergraduate and postgraduate students interested in fields such as Gender Studies, Masculinity Studies and Sociology.

Masculinities

Masculinities
A Book

by R. W. Connell

  • Publisher : Polity
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 324
  • ISBN : 0745634265
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This is an exciting new edition of R. W. Connell's ground-breaking text, which has become a classic work on the nature and construction of masculine identity. Connell argues that there is not one masculinity, but many different masculinities, each associated with different positions of power. In a world gender order that continues to privilege men over women, but also raises difficult issues for men and boys, Connell's account is more pertinent than ever before. In a substantial new introduction and conclusion, Connell discusses the development of masculinity studies in the ten years since the book's initial publication. The book explores global gender relations, new theories, and practical uses of masculinity research. Looking to the future, a new concluding chapter addresses the politics of masculinities, and the implications of masculinity research for understanding current world issues. Against the backdrop of an increasingly divided world, dominated by neo-conservative politics, Connell's account highlights a series of compelling questions about the future of human society. This second edition of Connell's classic book will be essential reading for students taking courses on masculinities and gender studies, and will be of interest to students and scholars across the humanities and social sciences.

Gender and Everyday Life

Gender and Everyday Life
A Book

by Mary Holmes

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2008-07-23
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 1134098316
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Why are we so insistent that women and men are different? This introduction to gender provides a fascinating, readable exploration of how society divides people into feminine women and masculine men. Gender and Everyday Life explores gender as a way of seeing women and men as not just biological organisms, but as people shaped by their everyday social world. Examining how gender has been understood and lived in the past; and how it is understood and done differently by different cultures and groups within cultures; Mary Holmes considers the strengths and limitations of different ways of thinking and learning to ‘do’ gender. Key sociological and feminist ideas about gender are covered from Christine Pisan to Mary Wollstonecraft; and from symbolic interactionism to second wave feminism through to the work of Judith Butler. Gender and Everyday Life illustrates gender with a range of familiar and contemporary examples: everything from nineteenth century fashions in China and Britain, to discussions of what Barbie can tell us about gender in America, to the lives of working women in Japan. This book will be of great use and interest to students to gender studies, sociology and feminist theory.

Sexual Politics

Sexual Politics
A Book

by Kate Millett

  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release : 2016-02-16
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 0231541724
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A sensation upon its publication in 1970, Sexual Politics documents the subjugation of women in great literature and art. Kate Millett's analysis targets four revered authors—D. H. Lawrence, Henry Miller, Norman Mailer, and Jean Genet—and builds a damning profile of literature's patriarchal myths and their extension into psychology, philosophy, and politics. Her eloquence and popular examples taught a generation to recognize inequities masquerading as nature and proved the value of feminist critique in all facets of life. This new edition features the scholar Catharine A. MacKinnon and the New Yorker correspondent Rebecca Mead on the importance of Millett's work to challenging the complacency that sidelines feminism.

The Pain Behind the Mask

The Pain Behind the Mask
Overcoming Masculine Depression

by John Lynch,Christopher Kilmartin

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2013-12-19
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN : 131782654X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From The Pain Behind the Mask: Overcoming Masculine Depression, you will discover how masculine development precludes your male clients toward the two defining characteristics of masculine depression: dissociating from feelings and acting out suppressed feelings in destructive behaviors. Depression in men is often misunderstood and misdiagnosed, which is why it often goes untreated. This unique book does not portray men as victims, but seeks to describe a man’s responsibility and proposes realistic strategies for change. The Pain Behind the Mask is written in easy-to-follow question and answer format to guide you through various subtopics discussed within each general area. Through The Pain Behind the Mask, you will learn new techniques and strategies to help improve the lives of men who suffer from depression by: gaining new insight into how understanding destructive behaviors as a masculine form of depression leads to new treatments for this condition discovering effective treatments for masculine depression that account for the origins and meaning of a man’s behavior in a relationship analyzing case studies to help you gain a better understanding of the various characteristics and dynamics of masculine depression finding useful ways to conceptualize and intervene with clients who display symptoms of masculine depression learning to address the underlying causes of problem behavior instead of dealing solely with the outward appearance to recognize and treat masculine depression The Pain Behind the Mask deals with the problems of masculine depression by helping you acquire workable solutions. This indispensable book will help you understand the roots of masculine depression so you can guide your clients toward positive and self-healing attitudes.

Manliness

Manliness
A Book

by Harvey Claflin Mansfield

  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release : 2006-01-01
  • Pages : 289
  • ISBN : 0300129939
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In the wake of the monstrous projects of Hitler, Stalin, Mao, and others in the twentieth century, the idea of utopia has been discredited. Yet, historian Jay Winter suggests, alongside the 'major utopians' who murdered millions in their attempts to transform the world were disparate groups of people trying in their own separate ways to imagine a radically better world. This original book focuses on some of the twentieth-century's 'minor utopias' whose stories, overshadowed by the horrors of the Holocaust and the Gulag, suggest that the future need not be as catastrophic as the past. The book is organized around six key moments when utopian ideas and projects flourished in Europe: 1900 (the Paris World's Fair), 1919 (the Paris Peace Conference), 1937 (the Paris exhibition celebrating science and light), 1948 (the Universal Declaration of Human Rights), 1968 (moral indictments and student revolt), and 1992 (the emergence of visions of global citizenship). Winter considers the dreamers and the nature of their dreams as well as their connections to one another and to the history of utopian thought. By restoring minor utopias to their rightful place in the recent past, Winter fills an important gap in the history of social thought and action in the twentieth century.

What a Man's Gotta Do

What a Man's Gotta Do
The Masculine Myth in Popular Culture

by Antony Easthope

  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release : 1992
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN : 9780415906388
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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La 4e de couverture indique : "Although images of women in the mass media have been widely discussed ln recent years, there is no equivalent analysis of men. Once again masculinity seems to have succeeded in passing itself off as universal and invisible. In this book, Antony Easthope argues that, far from being universal, the main tradition of masculinity in the West is both specific and peculiar. What is masculinity? Drawing up psychoanalysis and an understanding of ideology, Easthope shows how the masculine myth forces men to try to be masculine and only masculine, denying their feminine side. In an original contribution to the understanding of gender he analyzes masculinity as it is represented in a wide range of mass media--films, television, newspapers, pop music, and pulp novels. Why are two men in a John Wayne western more concerned with each other than with the women in their lives? Is aggressive male banter a sign that men hate or love each other? Why does a jealous man always have to see his rival? Written in lively, witty, and accessible style, this book is certain to become controversial but essential reading for a wide range of courses in popular culture, mass media, and cultural studies, as well as those in film study, literature, and sociology.

Masculine Virtue in Early Modern Spain

Masculine Virtue in Early Modern Spain
A Book

by Professor Shifra Armon

  • Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • Release : 2015-04-28
  • Pages : 156
  • ISBN : 1472441915
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Masculine Virtue in Early Modern Spain extricates the history of masculinity in early modern Spain from the narrative of Spain’s fall from imperial power after 1640. This book culls genres as diverse as emblem books, poetry, drama, courtesy treatises and prose fiction, to restore the inception of courtiership at the Spanish Hapsburg court to the history of masculinity. Refuting the current conception that Spain’s political decline precipitated a ‘crisis of masculinity’, Masculine Virtue maps changes in figurations of normative masculine conduct from 1500 to 1700. As Spain assumed the role of Europe’s first modern centralized empire, codes of masculine conduct changed to meet the demands of global rule. Viewed chronologically, Shifra Armon shows Spanish conduct literature to reveal three axes of transformation. The ideal subject (gendered male in both practice and law) became progressively more adaptable to changing circumstances, more intensely involved in currying his own public image, and more desirous of achieving renown. By bringing recent advances in gender theory to bear on normative rather than non-normative masculinities of early modern Spain, Armon is able to foreground the emergence of energizing new models of masculine virtue that continue to resonate today.

12 Rules for Life

12 Rules for Life
An Antidote to Chaos

by Jordan B. Peterson

  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release : 2018
  • Pages : 409
  • ISBN : 0345816021
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"What does everyone in the modern world need to know? [The author's] answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research. [The author discusses] discussing discipline, freedom, adventure and responsibility, distilling the world's wisdom into 12 practical and profound rules for life"--