Academic Resources on Masculinity, Masculinity Studies, and Feminism and Masculinity

We highly recommend visiting The Men’s Bibliography. You will find a wealth of information there. Click here: The Men’s Bibliography

Further Resources:

SUNY Stonybrook Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities

Masculinity Studies reading lists:

Warwick Theatre and Performance Studies

Columbia University Department of English and Comparative Literature



Sara Ahmed, Living a Feminist Life, Duke University Press (2017).

Pierre Bourdieu, Masculine Domination, Stanford University Press (2002).

Hamilton Carroll, Affirmative Reaction: New Formations of White Masculinity, Duke University Press (2011).

R. W. Connell, Masculinities, University of California Press (2005).

R. W. Connell, The Men and the Boys, University of California Press (2001).

Tim Edwards, Cultures of Masculinity, Routledge (2006)

Steve Garlick, The Nature of Masculinity, UBC Press (2018).

Peter Gossage and Robert Rutherdale, Making Men, Making History: Canadian Masculinities across Time and Place, UBC Press (2018).

Judith Halberstam, Female Masculinities, Duke University Press (1998).

bell hooks, The Will to Change: Men, Masculinity, and Love, Washington Square Press (2004).

bell hooks, Feminism is for Everybody, Routledge (2014).

Michael Kaufman and Michael Kimmel, The Guy’s Guide to Feminism, Seal Press (2011).

Michael Kimmel, Angry White Men: American Masculinity at the End of an Era, Nation Books (2013).

Harvey C. Mansfield, Manliness, Yale University Press (2007).

Michael A. Messner, Max A. Greenberg, and Tal Peretz, Some Men: Feminist Allies and the Movement to End Violence Against Women, Oxford University Press (2015).

C.J. Pascoe and Tristan Bridges, Exploring Masculinities, Oxford University Press (2015).

Todd W. Reeser, Masculinities in Theory: An Introduction, Wiley-Blackwell (2009).


Readers and Anthologies

Judith Kegan Gardiner (ed.), Masculinity Studies and Feminist Theory, Columbia University Press (2002).

Rachel Adams and David Safran (eds.), The Masculinity Studies Reader, Wiley-Blackwell (2002).

Stephen M. Whitehead and Frank Barrett (eds.), The Masculinities Reader, Polity (2002).

Works by Michael Kimmel

Kimmel, Michael, ed. The Politics of Manhood. Temple University Press (1995).

Kimmel, Michael, ed. Changing Men: New Directions in the Study of Men and Masculinity. SAGE (1996).

Kimmel, Michael; Aronson, Amy, eds. Men & Masculinities: A Social, Cultural, and Historical Encyclopedia. ABC-CLIO (2006).

Kimmel, Michael; Hearn, Jeff; Connell, Raewyn, eds. Handbook of Studies on Men and Masculinities. SAGE (2005).

Kimmel, Michael. The Gender of Desire: Essays on Masculinity. State University of New York Press. (2006).

Kimmel, Michael. Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men. Harper (2008).

Kimmel, Michael. Misframing Men: The Politics of Contemporary Masculinities. Rutgers University Press (2010).

Kimmel, Michael. The Gendered Society (4th ed.). Oxford University Press (2011).

Kimmel, Michael. Manhood in America: A Cultural History (3rd ed.). Oxford University Press (2012).

Academic Journals

Men and Masculinities

The Journal of Men’s Studies