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  • Muscle Boysby Erick Alvarez

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 37.95

    What was once a lifestyle for a small number of gay men in big cities has become a way of life for many, and the gay gym is now a culture on its own. Muscle Boys: Gay Gym Culture explores the evolution and current structure of this gay subculture that surfaced in San Francisco, West Hollywood, and New York during the 1970s. Covering ancient... 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...

  • On Being Rapedby R.M. Douglas

    Beacon Press 2016; US$ 20.00

    A searing personal and political cri de coeur against the terrible crime we either joke about or ignore: the rape of adult men When Raymond M. Douglas was an eighteen-year-old living in Europe, he was brutally raped by a Catholic priest. He eventually moved to the United States and became a highly regarded historian, writing with great care about... more...

  • The Other Half of Genderby Maria C. Correia

    World Bank Publications 2006; US$ 24.99

    This book is an attempt to bring the gender and development debate full circle—from a much-needed focus on empowering women to a more comprehensive gender framework that considers gender as a system that affects both women and men. The chapters in this book explore definitions of masculinity and male identities in a variety of social contexts,... 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...

  • Postcolonial Masculinitiesby Dr Amal Treacher Kabesh; Professor Kathy Davis; Professor Mary Evans

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    Exploring the similarities and differences between and across masculinities in the Middle East and the West, Postcolonial Masculinities avoids the constant reinforcement of divisions and stereotypes created by the process of 'othering' and the problematic discourse of the clash of civilisations, examining instead how subjectivities in Western and... 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...

  • Re-Thinking Menby Professor Anthony Synnott

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 149.95

    Much writing on men in the field of gender studies tends to focus unduly, almost exclusively, on portraying men as villains and women as victims in a moral bi-polar paradigm. Re-Thinking Men reverses the proclivity which ignores not only the positive contributions of men to society, but also the male victims of life including the homeless, the incarcerated,... more...

  • Rethinking Transnational Menby Jeff Hearn; Marina Blagojevic; Katherine Harrison

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95

    The world is becoming more transnational. This edited collection examines how the immense transnational changes in the contemporary world are being produced by and are affecting different men and masculinities. It seeks to shift debates on men, masculinities and gender relations from the strictly local and national context to much greater concern... more...

  • Screening Images of American Masculinity in the Age of Postfeminismby Elizabeth Abele; John A. Gronbeck-Tedesco; Katie Barnett; Laura Beadling; Brenda Boudreau; Keith Friedlander; Dustin Gann; Mary Hartson; Michael Litwack; Derek McGrath; Maureen McKnight; Pamela Hill Nettleton

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 79.99

    The relationship between U.S. masculinity and American feminist movements of the twentieth century is complex. The essays collected in Screening Images of American Masculinity in the Age of Postfeminism engage prominent film and television texts that directly interrogate images of U.S. masculinity that have appeared since second-wave feminism,... more...