Saturday, December 8, 2007
R. W. Connell's Masculinities provides a reading of the feminine, the masculine, and their respective texts.
Apparently per Connell, 'there is no such thing as a single concept of masculinity, but, rather, that many different masculinities exist, each associated with different positions of power.'
I find some of it interesting and some repetitively passé. A readable text, overall. If you are looking for a good study on masculinities, consult the essays on Constructing Masculinities. Ed by Maurice Berger, Brian Wallis and Simon Watson.
quote and graphs per amazon.com