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  • Men We Cherishby Brooke Stephens

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 19.95

    One evening in 1994, writer Brooke Stephens was listening to the news while working on a tribute to her grandfather for an upcoming family reunion. The evening's newscast began with three negative reports about black men--as rapists, muggers and murderers. The contrast between the black men on the news and the black man she was writing about suddenly... more...

  • Manhood for Amateursby Michael Chabon

    HarperCollins 2012; US$ 10.99

    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...

  • Papa, PhDby Mary Ruth Marotte; Paige Reynolds; Ralph Savarese

    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...

  • Misframing Menby Michael Kimmel

    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...

  • 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...

  • Queer Youth Suicide, Culture and Identityby Dr Rob Cover

    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...

  • After Visiting Friendsby Michael Hainey

    Scribner 2013; US$ 16.00

    ?Family? Secrets? Sometimes I think they are the same thing.? So writes Michael Hainey in this unforgettable story of a son?s search to discover the decades-old truth about his father?s mysterious death. Hainey was a boy of six when his father, a bright and shining star in the glamorous, hard-living world of 1960s Chicago newspapers, died under mysterious... 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$ 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...