Dr. Beth A. Eck
Professor of Sociology Department Head, Sociology and Anthropology
Office Location: Sheldon 123
Phone: (540) 568-6171
E-mail: eckba (at) jmu (dot) edu
B.A., Westminster College
M.A., Ph.D., University of Virginia
Sociology of Families; Individual in Society; Families, Cultures, Societies
Families, Gender, Culture, Self and Society
Faculty Affiliate, Center for Faculty Innovation (CFI)
2014. "Compromising Positions: Unmarried Men, Heterosexuality, and Two Phase Masculinity." Men and Masculinities, 17, 2: 147-172.
2013. "Identity Twists and Turns: How Never-Married Men Make Sense of an Unanticipated Identity." Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, 42, 1: 29-61.
2007. "Men are Much Harder: Gendered Viewing of Nude Images", Gender and Society. October 2003. Reprinted in Men's Lives, 7th Edition. Michael Kimmel and Michael Messner (eds.), Allyn and Bacon.
Exploring the lives of middle-aged single men with a focus on identity, masculinity, and cultural perceptions.