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Masculinities and Male Engagement: Masculinity (General)

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Online Articles

Boehman, J. (2016). Finding Common Purpose in the Discussion on Authentic Masculinity. The Annual Knowledge Community Conference Publication. 

Hanlon, N. (2012). Masculinities, care and equality : identity and nurture in men's lives. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan.

Edwards, K. E. & Jones, S. R. (2009). “Putting My Man Face On”: A Grounded Theory of College Men’s Gender Identity Development. Journal of College Student Development 50(2), 210-228. The Johns Hopkins University Press.

Foste, Z., Edwards, K., & Davis, T. (2012). Trial and Error: Negotiating Manhood and Struggling to Discover True Self. Journal Of College And University Student Housing, 39(1), 124-139.

Levant, R. F., & Richmond, K. (2007). A Review of Research on Masculinity Ideologies Using the Male Role Norms Inventory. Journal Of Men's Studies, 15(2), 130-146.

Levy, D. (2016). Man up. The Players' Tribune.

Reiner, A. (2016). Teaching Men to be Emotionally Honest. New York Times.

Sommers, J. (2016). Masculinity Audit Into Causes Of Suicide Reveals Men Suffer Depression In A Way Even Doctors Could Miss. Huffington Post.

Wong, Y.J., et al. (2017). Meta-Analyses of the Relationship Between Conformity to Masculine Norms and Mental Health-Related Concerns. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 64(1):80-93.

Print Resources @ Copley Library

Harper, S.R., & Harris III, F. (2010). College men and masculinities : theory, research, and implications for practice. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Hooks, B. (2004). The will to change: men, masculinity, and love. New York, NY: Atria Books.

Huppatz, K. (2012). Gender capital at work : intersections of femininity, masculinity, class and occupation. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan.

Kimmel, M.S., & Hearn, J, & Connell, R.W. (2005). Handbook of studies on men & masculinities. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Laker, J. A., & Davis, T. (2011). Masculinities in higher education: Theoretical and practical considerations. New York: Routledge. Chapter 10, pages 161-176. Chapter title: Using How College Men Feel About Being Men and "Doing the Right Thing" to Promote Mens Development (AVAILABLE THROUGH SAN DIEGO CIRCUIT)

Messerschmidt, J.W. (2016). Masculinities in the making : from the local to the global. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

Podnieks, E. (2016). Pops in pop culture: fatherhood, masculinity, and the new man. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan.


MTV (2016). American Male.

Pozzobon, B. (2011). Breaking the Boys Code of Masculinity.

Representation Project (2015). What It Means to Be a Man 2015: Representation Project.

Representation Project (2016). How Toxic Masculinity Dominated 2016.

The Huffington Post. (2015). 48 Things Men Hear in a Lifetime (That are Bad for Everyone).


Aston, J. M., & Vasquez, E. (Eds.). (2013). Masculinity and femininity: stereotypes/myths, psychology and role of culture.

Jackson, R. L., & Balaji, M. (Eds.). (2011). Global masculinities and manhood.

Print Resources @ Women's Center

Kimmel, M. (2008). Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men. New York, NY: Harper. (Also available at Copley Library, SLIC, and Office of Ethical Development & Restorative Practices)

Print Resources @ Office of Ethical Development

Laker, J. & Davis, T. (2011). Masculinities in Higher Education: Theoretical and Practical Considerations. New York, NY: Routledge.

Media @ Copley Library

The empathy gap : masculinity and the courage to change / vox populi productions presents ; a film by Thomas Keith ; written and produced by Thomas Keith. 2015: Northampton, MA: Media Education Foundation.

The mask you live in / The Representation Project presents, in association with Regina K. Scully ; a Jennifer Siebel Newsom film ; produced by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Jessica Anthony, Jessica Congdon ; executive producers, Regina K. Scully, Sarah E. Johnson, Wendy Schmidt, Abigail Disney, Geralyn Dreyfous, Maria Shriver ; written, produced and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom -- Also available via Netflix if you have a personal account.