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- HarperCollins 2012; US$ 14.99
A Best Book Of The Year Time ? St. Louis Post-Dispatch ? Kansas City Star San Francisco Chronicle ? NPR ? Seattle Times A shy manifesto, an impractical handbook, the true story of a fabulist, an entire life in parts and pieces, Manhood for Amateurs is the first sustained work of personal writing from Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael... more...
- Rutgers University Press 2010; US$ 21.95
It is not easy raising a family and balancing work and personal commitments in academia, regardless of gender. The diverse contributors in Papa, PhD seek to expand their children's horizons, giving them the gifts of better topic sentences and a cosmopolitan sensibility. They consider the implications of gender theory and queer theory-even Marxist... more...
- Rutgers University Press 2010; US$ 26.95
Misframing Men, a collection of Michael Kimmel's commentaries on contemporary debates about masculinity, argues that the media have largely misframed this debate. Kimmel, among the world's best-known scholars in gender studies, discusses political moments, takes on antifeminists as the real male bashers, questions the unsubstantiated assertions that... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2012; US$ 41.00
In the classical Athens of Plato and Pericles, erotic relations between adolescents and adult men?what we now revile as pedophilia?was the marker of manliness; a clear example of how concepts of masculinity shift. Even within modern western society, there are conflicting ideals for men; they are expected to be both aggressive and unemotional in business,... more...
- John Hunt Publishing 2012; US$ 14.99
What does it mean to be a man? When a culture fails to answer that properly, the results can be disastrous. For men it can lead to broken identity, overcrowded prisons, spousal abuse, gang violence, chemical addiction and aggressive, anti-social tendencies that wreck havoc all over the world. For women it can mean living in a suppressed environment... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95
Despite increasing tolerance, legal protections against homophobia, and anti-discrimination policies throughout much of the western world, suicide attempts by queer youth remain relatively high. For over twenty years, research into queer youth suicide has debated reasons and risks, although it has also often reiterated assumptions about sexual identity... more...
- Scribner 2013; US$ 16.00
This haunting story of a son?s quest to understand the mystery of his father?s death is ?searing and unforgettable?memoir writing at its best? ( San Francisco Chronicle )?a ?powerfully affecting? ( O, The Oprah Magazine ) portrait of a family and its legacy of secrets. ?Family? Secrets? Sometimes I think they are the same thing.? So writes Michael... more...
- The Edwin Mellen Press 2012; US$ 169.95
This book looks at how masculinity is depicted in knightly memoirs in 15th century France. The meaning of male and female sexuality was constructed on a hierarchical scale of one single gender, and not a binary opposition of two biologically distinct bodies. The author shows numerous examples of this trend in the knightly memoirs that support this... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2005; US$ 19.99
How much do you earn? Do you wipe your sweat off the machines at the gym? Consider yourself a fix-it man at home? Have you done "it" at work? Ever cheat on your taxes? Do you wax or pluck your eyebrows? Have you ever snooped in someone's medicine cabinet? When it comes to men, just what exactly is normal? How do you-or the man you love-behave compared... more...
- SAGE Publications 1994; US$ 64.00
In this multidisciplinary portrait of men and their concerns in later life, the contributors use both a life course and gendered perspective to point out that the image and self-image of men are continually reconstructed throughout the life cycle. Issues examined include: the position of older men in society and the changes wrought in their status... more...