This reader provides an international mixture of the best classic foundational pieces and recent key works that investigate masculinity from a feminist perspective. The chapters examine a wide range of topics including gay liberation, the men's movement, black and working-class masculinities, homophobia and the Internet.
Peter F. Murphy is the Chair of the Department of English and Philosophy at Murray State University. His most recent book, Studs, Tools and the Family Jewels: Metaphors Men Live By, was published in 2001 by the University of Wisconsin Press. In 1994, New York University Press published his edited collection of essays, Fictions of Masculinity: Crossing Cultures, Crossing Sexualities. He is currently editing a book series for the University of Wisconsin Press entitled 'Critical Masculinities'.