With this volume, 'masculinity studies'comes of age as an intellectual field both in dialogue with and in alliance with feminist theory. Judith Kegan Gardiner has assembled some of the most distinguished practitioners of both masculinity studies and feminist theory working in universities today and they have collectively thought through the different ways in which feminist theory and masculinity are related.
(Michael Kimmel (in the preface))
The wisdom of this collection... is its portrayal of feminist theory and masculinities studies as partners.
About the Author
Judith Kegan Gardiner is professor of English and gender and women's studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago. An editor of the journal Feminist Studies, she is the author of Rhys, Stead, Lessing, and the Politics of Empathy and editor of Provoking Agents: Gender and Agency in Theory and Practice.