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Masculinities Theory and Practice

Nancy E. Dowd

in The Man Question: Male Subordination and Privilege

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814720059
eISBN:
9780814785379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814720059.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter provides an overview of masculinities scholarship and its importance in understanding not only masculinities, manhood, and men but also feminist theory. It considers the theoretical ... More


Masculinities and the Law: A Multidimensional Approach

Frank Rudy Cooper and Ann C. McGinley (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814764039
eISBN:
9780814764046
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814764039.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Family Law

According to masculinities theory, masculinity is not a biological imperative but a social construction. Men engage in a constant struggle with other men to prove their masculinity. This book ... More


Introduction: Masculinities, Multidimensionality, and Law: Why They Need One Another

Ann C. McGinley and Frank Rudy Cooper

in Masculinities and the Law: A Multidimensional Approach

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814764039
eISBN:
9780814764046
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814764039.003.0014
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This introductory chapter sets out the book's purpose, namely to explore a new school of legal thought: multidimensional masculinities theory. It attempts to provide a deeper understanding of how ... More


Masculinities’ Relationship to Title VII

Ann C. McGinley

in Masculinity at Work: Employment Discrimination through a Different Lens

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780814796139
eISBN:
9780814764329
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814796139.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Employment Law

This chapter introduces the reader to research on masculinities and multidimensional masculinities theory, and discusses generally how this body of research and theory can aid analysis of cases ... More


The King Stay the King: Multidimensional Masculinities and Capitalism in The Wire

Frank Rudy Cooper

in Masculinities and the Law: A Multidimensional Approach

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814764039
eISBN:
9780814764046
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814764039.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter looks at the metaphor of the drug game as a chess game in the critically acclaimed HBO police drama The Wire. This analogy is also a metaphor for the way the hierarchy of identities ... More


Introduction: Bullying Masculinities

Ann C. McGinley

in Masculinity at Work: Employment Discrimination through a Different Lens

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780814796139
eISBN:
9780814764329
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814796139.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Employment Law

The Introduction tells the story of Jonathan Martin, a young, black, professional football player on the Miami Dolphins who checked himself into a mental health institution because of his teammates’ ... More


Evaluating Harassment Occurring “Because of Sex”

Ann C. McGinley

in Masculinity at Work: Employment Discrimination through a Different Lens

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780814796139
eISBN:
9780814764329
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814796139.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Employment Law

This chapter deals with the thorny issue of whether an individual’s harassing behavior occurs “because of sex,” a proof requirement of Title VII. Using masculinities theory as a lens, it identifies ... More


Men, Masculinities, and Feminist Theory

Nancy E. Dowd

in The Man Question: Male Subordination and Privilege

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814720059
eISBN:
9780814785379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814720059.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter examines the traditional place of men in feminist theory as the essentialist holders of privilege. Feminist analysis challenges masculinities scholarship to remain focused on inequality, ... More


Establishing Disparate Treatment through Masculinities

Ann C. McGinley

in Masculinity at Work: Employment Discrimination through a Different Lens

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780814796139
eISBN:
9780814764329
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814796139.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Employment Law

This chapter discusses the way masculinities theory can be used to prove a disparate treatment case under Title VII by identifying invisible stereotypes about women (e.g. “aggressive bitch,” ... More


Masculinities, Feminism, and the Turkish Headscarf Ban: Revisiting Şahin v. Turkey

Valorie K. Vojdik

in Masculinities and the Law: A Multidimensional Approach

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814764039
eISBN:
9780814764046
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814764039.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter reviews Şahin v. Turkey, which was brought before the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) by a female Turkish student who was suspended from Istanbul University for wearing the ... More


Proving Disparate Impact through Masculinities

Ann C. McGinley

in Masculinity at Work: Employment Discrimination through a Different Lens

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780814796139
eISBN:
9780814764329
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814796139.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Employment Law

This chapter examines the use of masculinities theory to prove a disparate impact cause of action under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. It notes that disparate impact creates a potential ... More


Conclusion

Nancy E. Dowd

in The Man Question: Male Subordination and Privilege

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814720059
eISBN:
9780814785379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814720059.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter draw some conclusions from four examples of specific applications of masculinities analysis. The first example, education, implies a shift from a male-centered system to reform based on ... More


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