© 1984

The Changing Definition of Masculinity


Part of the Perspectives in Sexuality book series (PISE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Clyde W. Franklin II
    Pages 1-28
  3. Clyde W. Franklin II
    Pages 29-62
  4. Clyde W. Franklin II
    Pages 63-77
  5. Clyde W. Franklin II
    Pages 79-102
  6. Clyde W. Franklin II
    Pages 103-132
  7. Clyde W. Franklin II
    Pages 133-152
  8. Clyde W. Franklin II
    Pages 153-191
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 215-234

About this book


The Changing Definition of Masculinity is an outgrowth of four years of developing and teaching the course "Social Factors in Male Personality" at Ohio State University, Columbus. This volume reflects, in addition to my thoughts and feelings about what should be discussed in a sex-roles course taught from a male per­ spective, the thoughts, feelings, and knowledge of scores of students, col­ leagues, and friends. These are persons who either have taken the course or discussed with me appropriate material to be included in such a course and/or book. Chapter 1, for example, is influenced greatly by the work of Eliza­ beth and Joseph Pleck's The American Man, dealing with the periods of masculinity in the United States up to 1965. The chapter also deals with emerging meanings of masculinity after 1965, and female and male responses to these meanings. The second chapter is devoted to male sex-role socialization and examines the roles of biology and environment in male socialization. It is also concerned with agents of male socialization and with male assumption of such sex-role traits as dominance, competitiveness, the work ethic, and violence. In Chapter 2, I also propose two general mas­ culine roles frequently assumed by American males which mayor may not be race-specific-the White masculine role and the Black masculine role.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Ohio State UniversityColumbusUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Changing Definition of Masculinity
  • Authors Clyde W. Franklin II
  • Series Title Perspectives in Sexuality
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1984
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-306-41554-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4612-9688-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4613-2721-9
  • Series ISSN 1568-2161
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages , 246
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Personality and Social Psychology
    Social Sciences, general
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