About the book
In a world in which gender order continues to extend privilege to men over women, the quest to understand (re)production of masculinities remains at the heart of the gender and queer studies, and is more pertinent than ever due to exacerbating gender inequalities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Masculinities are produced and reproduced through our daily interactions and within the larger institutions of society. They vary historically, culturally, and contextually.
This book intends to bring together theoretical perspectives and empirical research on men and masculinities in local and transnational contemporary societies. It is concerned with the gender order and the social construction of what it means to be “a man”, including the patterns of behavior related to men’s position in a given set of gender roles and relations in specific contexts, cultures, and times (also including COVID-19 pandemic). Employing an interdisciplinary approach, the book aims to cover (re)production and representations of hegemonic masculinities and gender relations in a range of social contexts including education, workplace, family, society, sports, technology, and media, and within a broader range of topics including identity, body, sexuality, age, culture, and class.