Tristan recently published a new edited volume with C.J. Pascoe that draws new boundaries around the field of masculinities studies. Including an introduction that highlights the origins of the field and charts current and future trajectories, section introductions that connect research across a broad range of disciplines, 32 separate readings from key scholars in the field, Exploring Masculinities challenges us to consider what qualifies as “masculinities studies” and to think more carefully about the impacts of those distinctions.
Exploring Masculinities: Identity, Inequality, Continuity, and Change is a comprehensive and contemporary reader for the growing field of men’s and masculinities studies. It takes a conceptual approach by covering the wide range of scholarship being done on masculinities beyond the model of hegemonic masculinity. C.J. Pascoe and Tristan Bridges extend the boundaries of the field and provide a new framework for understanding masculinities studies. Rather than taking a topics-based approach to masculinity, Exploring Masculinities offers an innovative conceptual approach that enables students to study a given phenomenon from a variety of perspectives. It divides up the field in ways that provide accessible introductions to complex debates and key intra- and interdisciplinary distinctions. The book provides a portable set of conceptual tools on which scholars and students can rely to analyze masculinities in different contexts, time periods, and embodiments.