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ERIC Number: ED535397
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr-18
Pages: 232
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-0-4158-7463-2
Masculinities in Higher Education: Theoretical and Practical Considerations
Laker, Jason A., Ed.; Davis, Tracy, Ed.
Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
"Masculinities in Higher Education" provides empirical evidence, theoretical support, and developmental interventions for educators working with college men both in and out of the classroom. The critical philosophical perspective of the text challenges the status-quo and offers theoretically sound educational strategies to successfully promote men's learning and development. Contesting dominant discourses about men and masculinities and binary notions of privilege and oppression, the contributors examine the development and identity of men in higher education today. This edited collection analyzes the nuances of lived identities, intersections between identities, ways in which individuals participate in co-constructing identities, and in turn how these identities influence culture. "Masculinities in Higher Education" is a unique resource for graduate students and professional post-secondary educators looking for strategies to effectively promote college men's learning and development. This book is divided into three sections. Section A, Theoretical and Historical Perspectives, contains the following: (1) Mapping Guyland in College (Michael Kimmel & Tracy Davis); (2) Using the Psychology of Men and Gender Role Conflict Theory To Promote Comprehensive Service Delivery for College Men: A Call to Action (Jim O'Neil and Byrce Crasper); (3) The Situation of Men, and Situating Men in Higher Education: A Conversation about Crisis, Myth and Reality about Male College Students (Frank Harris III and Ryan P. Barone); and (4) Inviting and Inspiring Men to Learn: Gendered Pedagogical Considerations for Undergraduate Teaching and Learning Environments (Jason Laker). Section B, Identity Intersections with Masculinities, contains the following: (5) Man of Multiple Identities: Complex Individuality and Identity Intersectionality among College Men (Shaun R. Harper, Cameron C. Wardell, and Keon M. McGuire); (6) Queer Masculinities in Higher Education (Beth Berila); (7) Socio-economic and Work Identity Intersections with Masculinity and College Success (Brian Reed); and (8) Disability Identity Intersections with Masculinities (Tom Gerschick). Section C, Effective Interventions with College Men, contains the following: (9) Masculinities (Re)considered: Using a Critical Approach to Working with Men in Groups (Tracy Davis, James LaPrad & Sean Dixon); (10) Using How College Men Feel about Being Men and "Doing the Right Thing" to Promote Men's Development (Alan Berkowitz); (11) Best Practices for Improving College Men's Health-Designing Effective Programs and Services for College Men (Will Courtenay); (12) Successful Judicial Intervention with Men (Randy Ludeman); and (13) Women Professionals Working with Men in both Curricular and Co-curricular Environments (Rachel Wagner).
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Students; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A