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Mask off : masculinity redefined / JJ Bola.

  • Bola, J. J.
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About this work

Also known as

Masculinity redefined


"Exposes masculinity as a performance that men are socially conditioned into. Using examples of non-Western cultural traditions, music and sport, Bola shines light on historical narratives around manhood, debunking popular myths along the way. He explores how LGBTQ men, men of colour, and male refugees experience masculinity in diverse ways, revealing its fluidity, how it's strengthened and weakened by different political contexts, such as the patriarchy or the far-right, and perceived differently by those around them."--From publisher description.


London : Pluto Press, 2019.

Physical description

vi, 121 pages ; 20 cm.


Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references.


Introduction: Mask off: being a man -- Real men: myths of masculinity -- Gang signs & prayer: male violence, aggression and mental health -- What's love got to do with it?: Love, sex, and consent -- This is a man's world: the politics of masculinity, the masculinity of politics -- If I were a boy: gender equality and feminism -- See you at the crossroads: intersections of masculinity -- It goes down in the DM's: masculinity in the age of social media -- Slamdunk the funk: masculinity and sport -- Conclusion: Man in the mirror: transgression and transformation.


  • English

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    History of Medicine
    TW /BOL
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  • 9780745338743
  • 0745338747