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Slow Motion

Changing Masculinities, Changing Men

About this book


In this revised classic text, Segal's overview of theories of masculinity considers continuities and change in hegemonic notions of masculinity and focuses on competing male identities, exemplified in black, ethnic, gay and anti-sexist groups. The contrast in power and privilege across these groups has led many to speak of 'masculinity in crisis'.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Birkbeck CollegeUniversity of LondonUK

About the authors

LYNNE SEGAL is Anniversary Professor of Psychology and Gender Studies at Birkbeck College, University of London, UK. Her books include Is the Future Female? Troubled Thoughts on Contemporary Feminism, Straight Sex:The Politics of Pleasure, and Why Feminism? Gender, Psychology , Politics. She is currently writing Making Trouble: Ways of Belonging.

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Praise for earlier editions:

'Refreshingly asserts that monolithic mouthings about 'men' and 'women' will get us nowhere... A well-informed survey of men in historical, sociological and psychological contexts' - Roy Porter

''A detailed overview of theories and writing on masculinity..dense and thoughtful' - Angela Phillips, Independent