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- NYU Press 2013; US$ 89.00
Los Angeles is the epicenter of the American gang problem. Rituals and customs from Los Angeles’ eastside gangs, including hand signals, graffiti, and clothing styles, have spread to small towns and big cities alike. Many see the problem with gangs as related to urban marginality—for a Latino immigrant population struggling with poverty... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 30.00
What does it mean to be a man in today's society? Kord and Krimmer investigate the most common male archetypes - cops, killers, cowboys, superheroes, soldiers, lovers, and losers - by tracing changing concepts of masculinity in popular Hollywood blockbusters from 1992 to 2008 against a backdrop of politics, social developments, and American myths. more...
- Constable & Robinson 2013; US$ 11.65
People contact mediums to help them through the grieving process. In times of emptiness, sorrow and regret, mediums offer love and reassurance, and the chance to reconnect with the energy of a departed loved one. This book offers readers the tools and techniques to be their own medium, in order to help them through the grieving process. It also offers... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 95.00
In film, Men are good and Monsters are bad. In this book, Combe and Boyle consider the monstrous body as a metaphor for the cultural body and regard gendered behavior as a matter of performativity. Taken together, these two identity positions, manliness and monsterliness, offer a window into the workings of current American society. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 100.00
Drawing on insights from psychology, sociology, anthropology, religion, history, and literature, this book examines early and contemporary writings of male authors from across the Arab world to explore the traditional and evolving nature of father-son relationships in Arab families. more...
- Picador 2013; US$ 16.99
EIGHTY PIECES OF SHORT FICTION AND NONFICTION ON MANHOOD BY SOME OF THE WORLD'S BEST WRITERS, PRESENTED BY COLUM MCCANN, ESQUIRE, AND NARRATIVE 4 To help launch the literary nonprofit Narrative 4, Esquire asked eighty of the world?s greatest writers to chip in with a story, all with the title, ?How to Be a Man.? The result is The Book of Men... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 99.95
By concentrating on the shared ground of postcolonial, masculine subjectivities, Postcolonial Masculinities looks beyond the dissonance often iterated between the apparently rational Western man and the apparently oppressive, patriarchal Middle Eastern man. Shedding light on the shared and distinctive aspects of masculinities across the Middle East... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 28.95
In this powerful and intimate memoir, the beloved bestselling author of The Prince of Tides and his father, the inspiration for The Great Santini , find some common ground at long last. Pat Conroy?s father, Donald Patrick Conroy, was a towering figure in his son?s life. The Marine Corps fighter pilot was often brutal, cruel, and violent; as Pat... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 125.00
This book interrogates representations of fatherhood across the spectrum of popular U.S. film of the early twenty-first century. It situates them in relation to postfeminist discourse, identifying and discussing dominant paradigms and tropes that emerge from the tendency of popular cinema to configure ideal masculinity in paternal terms. It analyses... more...