The study of masculinity as a distinct area framing and being framed by cultural and collective practices rather than as a binary of gender is a relatively recent phenomenon within the academic discipline of gender studies. Studies on masculinities were either conducted with reference to violence against women or sexualities with such explorations particularly hinged on the gender binary. The book Gender and Masculinities explicitly falls within the former category of scholarly work, where masculinity is looked at, beyond the gender binary and studied in a situational context of histories, spaces, religions, cultural practices and texts.
Multiple Masculinities Multiple Contexts
Syeda Sakira Sahin
GENDER AND MASCULINITIES: HISTORIES, TEXTS AND PRACTICES IN INDIA AND SRI LANKA by Assa Doron Routledge, New Delhi, 2015, 206 pp., 695
April 2015, volume 39, No 4