Country Boys: Masculinity And Rural Life (Rural Studies by Hugh Campbell, Michael Mayerfeld Bell, Margaret Finney

By Hugh Campbell, Michael Mayerfeld Bell, Margaret Finney

Rural masculinity is infrequently a customary subject for a publication. there's something unforeseen, faintly tense, even funny approximately investigating that which has lengthy been visible and but so frequently missed. however the ways that we predict approximately and socially arrange masculinity are of significant value within the lives of either women and men. In kingdom Boys we additionally see that masculinity isn't any less important in rural lifestyles than in city existence. The essays during this quantity provide much-needed perception into the myths and stereotypes in addition to the truth of the lives of rural males. Interdisciplinary in scope, the contributions examine what it skill to be a farming guy, a logging guy, or a boy becoming up in a rustic city and the way this affects either women and men in urban and kingdom. Chapters disguise not just the USA but in addition Europe, the uk, Australia, and New Zealand, giving the ebook an strangely wide scope.

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That is, men frequently direct their masculine performances with other men in mind. Masculinity may also be what, in parallel, we term heterosocial: performed with an audience of women in mind. It may also be both, in varying degrees. In any event, as Chodorow (1978) has argued, men in both their homosocial and heterosocial performances typically conceive masculinity as not feminine, a categorical opposition we regard as culturally monologic. 15. We are indebted to Jacqueline Litt, our colleague at Iowa State University, for this observation.

As we write, three of the group’s ten elected and two ex-officio board members are women. These include two of pfi’s three officers: the treasurer and the group’s first woman president—both of whom are self-described farmers. The growth of community-supported agriculture and interest in direct market- 44 Country Boys ing, areas of agriculture with greater female representation, has also given women more prominence in the group. Outside pfi, women have played a central role in developing the sustainable agriculture movement at all levels: national, regional, on- and off-farm, and in-home.

8. Connell (1995a). 9. Bakhtin (1981, 1986). 10. M. Bell (1998a). 11. Bakhtin’s work is explicitly normative—Bakhtin thinks monologue is bad. As such, his approach fits into a style of theory we might term moral postmodernism—social theory that abandons the modernist faith in the possibility of and the necessity for a separation of social science and values. Increasingly, critical and applied sociologists have been writing about the need for this abandonment, which in part accounts for the increasing popularity of a Bakhtinian approach.

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