Men Talk: Stories in the Making of Masculinities

Men Talk: Stories in the Making of Masculinities

Editor(s): Jennifer Coates

Published Online: 14 JAN 2008

Print ISBN: 9780631220459

Online ISBN: 9780470755617

DOI: 10.1002/9780470755617

About this Book

Men Talk draws on rich conversational material from a wide range of contexts to illuminate our understanding of men and masculinities at the turn of the millennium.


  • Draws on rich conversational material to illuminate our understanding of men and masculinities at the turn of the millennium.
  • Collects data from a wide range of conversations, including garage mechanics on a break, carpenters at the pub after work, and university academics chatting after hours.
  • Focuses on stories, which occur within all-male conversations.
  • Makes a distinctive contribution to our understanding of the intersection of language and masculinity.

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