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Introduction

In 1995, I published a book entitled Masculinity, Law and the Family, the first words of which were as follows:

Why another book on masculinity? It is becoming difficult to keep up with the books and articles exploring the social construction of masculinity. Each week, it seems, sees the publication of another. Yet amongst this now considerable literature … there are few texts which take as the specific object of study the relationship between masculinity and law.1