East Asian Men

Masculinity, Sexuality and Desire

  • Xiaodong Lin
  • Chris Haywood
  • Mairtin Mac an Ghaill

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Xiaodong Lin, Chris Haywood, Mairtin Mac an Ghaill
    Pages 1-10
  3. Being and Becoming: Subjectivities, Identifications and Intimacy

  4. Representations: Producing and Consuming Sexual Masculinities

  5. Emerging Masculinities: Configuring Men’s Futures

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 259-264

About this book


This book provides a fresh and contemporary take on the study of men and masculinity. It highlights new and exciting approaches to sexuality, desire, men and masculinity in East Asian contexts, focusing on the interconnections between them. In doing so, it re-examines the key concepts that underpin studies of masculinity, such as homophobia, homosociality and heteronormativity. Developing new ways of thinking about masculinity in local contexts, it fills a significant lacuna in contemporary scholarship. This thought-provoking work will appeal to students and scholars of gender studies, cultural studies and the wider social sciences. 


Gender Heterosexuality Homosexuality Heteronormativity Family Queer Studies Popular culture Branding Intimacy Youth culture

Editors and affiliations

  • Xiaodong Lin
    • 1
  • Chris Haywood
    • 2
  • Mairtin Mac an Ghaill
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of SociologyUniversity of YorkYorkUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Media and Cultural StudiesNewcastle UniversityNewcastle Upon TyneUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Graduate SchoolNewman UniversityBirminghamUnited Kingdom

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