Drawing on qualitative studies of teamsport athletes and fraternity members, this book describes the rapidly changing world of masculinities among men in both the United States and Great Britain. As cultural homophobia decreases, university-aged men are influenced to construct a softer version of masculinity – one that is not predicated in homophobia. Inclusive Masculinity shows that today's youth express decreased sexism, racism and masculine bullying. As Eric Anderson demonstrates, men who value inclusive masculinities are also shown to be more likely to bond in emotional relationships with other men and to embrace a variety of behaviors once coded as feminine, including certain same-sex sexual behaviors. Now available in paperback, this groundbreaking analysis of masculinity and young men will be of interest to students and faculty members within Sociology, Gender Studies, and Sport Studies.

chapter |20 pages


part |2 pages

Part I Orthodox Masculinity

chapter 2|11 pages

Costs Associated with Orthodox Masculinity

chapter 3|12 pages

Reproducing Orthodoxy

chapter 4|11 pages

Masculine Conformity

chapter |4 pages

Summary of Part I

part |2 pages

Part II Inclusive Masculinity Theory

chapter 5|12 pages

From Homophobia to Homohysteria

chapter 6|10 pages

Inclusive Masculinity Theory

part |2 pages

Part III Inclusive Masculinities

chapter 7|22 pages

Embracing Gay Men

chapter 8|14 pages

Rethinking Misogyny and Anti-Femininity

chapter 9|12 pages

Reconstructing Heterosexuality

chapter 10|8 pages


chapter |4 pages

Appendix 1

chapter |2 pages

Appendix 4: Methods: Rugby Research

chapter |2 pages

Appendix 5: Methods: Kissing Research

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chapter |6 pages


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