This unique analysis links the growing sociological and psychological literature on masculinity with contemporary criminological research. The author: critically examines the major biological, psychological, sociological, and anthropological models of masculinity and violence; formulates an integrated theoretical approach to the relationship between violence and masculinity; focuses on violence as a gendered activity; and looks at representations of violence and masculinity in popular culture including cartoons, fiction, television and film.
Masculine identity is not viewed as rigid, but as flexible and changeable. This position enables the author to take a completely fresh look at relations between power, privilege, and gender.
|Violence and the Cultural Imaginary|
|Marking the Difference|
|Masculinities and the Cinema|