Normal view MARC view ISBD view

Men and Masculinities in Contemporary China.

By: Song, Geng.
Contributor(s): Hird, Derek.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Women and Gender in China Studies: Publisher: Leiden : BRILL, 2013Edition: 1.Description: 1 online resource (306 p.).ISBN: 9789004264915.Subject(s): Gender Identity -- Collected Works | Health -- Sex differences | Men -- Health and hygiene | Women -- Health and hygieneGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Men and Masculinities in Contemporary ChinaDDC classification: 613 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Men and Masculinities inContemporary China; Copyright; Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Introduction: : Chinese Masculinity: Is There Such a Thing?; 1.Masculinities on Television; 2.Masculinities in Lifestyle Magazines; 3.Masculinities in Cyberspace; 4.Masculinities at Work; 5.Masculinities at Leisure; 6.Masculinities at Home; Epilogue; Glossary; Bibliography; Index
Summary: In Edited byMen and Masculinities in Contemporary ChinaEdited by, Geng Song and Derek Hird offer an account of Chinese masculinities in media discourse and everyday life, covering masculinities on television, in lifestyle magazines, in cyberspace, at work, at leisure, and at home.
Tags from this library: No tags from this library for this title. Log in to add tags.
Item type Current location Call number URL Status Date due Barcode
Electronic Book UT Tyler Online
Online
RA564.85 (Browse shelf) http://uttyler.eblib.com/patron/FullRecord.aspx?p=1579908 Available EBL1579908

Men and Masculinities inContemporary China; Copyright; Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Introduction: : Chinese Masculinity: Is There Such a Thing?; 1.Masculinities on Television; 2.Masculinities in Lifestyle Magazines; 3.Masculinities in Cyberspace; 4.Masculinities at Work; 5.Masculinities at Leisure; 6.Masculinities at Home; Epilogue; Glossary; Bibliography; Index

In Edited byMen and Masculinities in Contemporary ChinaEdited by, Geng Song and Derek Hird offer an account of Chinese masculinities in media discourse and everyday life, covering masculinities on television, in lifestyle magazines, in cyberspace, at work, at leisure, and at home.

Description based upon print version of record.

Reviews provided by Syndetics

CHOICE Review

In this groundbreaking book, the authors examine social, cultural, and economic factors that have affected contemporary (i.e., post-Mao) Chinese men and notions of masculinity. Song (Univ. of Hong Kong) and Hird (Univ. of Westminster, UK) pay particular attention to the forces of globalization, capitalism, consumerism, and Chinese men's subsequent increased exposure to a wider variety of masculine representations. In their book's first half, the authors analyze masculine themes and imagery found in popular Chinese TV dramas, lifestyle magazines, and Internet culture. In the second part, they explore Chinese masculinity as it occurs in the workplace, the home, and leisure activities. The findings are based on ethnographic observations and interviews with 13 Chinese men and four Chinese women in their 20s and 30s in Beijing during 2011. This well-researched account is a welcome contribution in understanding how masculinity is negotiated and performed in light of the legacy of Maoist and Confucian conceptualizations of what it means to be a man in China. It also highlights an important demographic in the maturing interdisciplinary field of men and masculinity studies, providing readers with a rich contextual framework to better understand nearly a fifth of the world's male population. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Graduate students, faculty. J. R. Mitrano Central Connecticut State University

There are no comments for this item.

Log in to your account to post a comment.