• Anna Hickey-MoodyEmail author


Masculinity studies has developed as an inherently interdisciplinary project since beginning in the 1970s. As part of broader growth, scholarship has devoted much time and energy to understanding and questioning the concept that boys are in crisis. Some scholars argue that masculinity has been synonymous with discourses of crisis since the 1700s, as a focus on unattainable ideals lead to anxiety about failure.



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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Media and CommunicationRoyal Melbourne Institute of TechnologyMelbourneAustralia

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