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  • Masculine Identities: The History and Meanings of Manlinessby Herbert Sussman

    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...

  • Chivalry-Nowby Joseph D. Jacques

    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...

  • After Visiting Friendsby Michael Hainey

    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...

  • Aristocratic Masculinity in France (1450-1550)by Darrin Cox

    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...

  • When It Comes to Guys, What's Normal?by Bernice Kanner

    St. Martin's Press 2005; US$ 7.39

    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...

  • Older Men's Livesby Jr. Edward H. Thompson

    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...

  • Secret Men's Businessby John Marsden

    Pan Macmillan Australia 1998; US$ 9.99

    With Tomorrow, When the War Began , John Marsden wrote the most powerful novel for teenagers ever published in this country. Now he has written the most powerful non-fiction work ever made available to young men. Where Steve Biddulph's bestselling Raising Boys talks to parents and teachers, Secret Men's Business talks to young men themselves,... more...

  • Levitate the Primateby Michael Thomsen

    John Hunt Publishing 2012; US$ 17.99

    A lovestory in fragments, told in the margins of a new philosophy of 21st Century sexuality. more...

  • Studying Men and Masculinitiesby David Buchbinder

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    The late-twentieth-century anxiety about a ?crisis in masculinity? still persists today, particularly in English-speaking cultures. Studying Men and Masculinities offers an engaging and comprehensive overview of masculinity. Drawing on a wide range of cultural practices and texts from different genres and media, David Buchbinder examines the notion... more...

  • Making It Like a Manby Christine Ramsay

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2011; US$ 42.95

    Making It Like a Man: Canadian Masculinities in Practice is a collection of essays on the practice of masculinities in Canadian arts and cultures, where to ?make it like a man? is to participate in the cultural, sociological, and historical fluidity of ways of being a man in Canada, from the country?s origins in nineteenth-century Victorian values... more...