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  • Feminism and Menby Nikki van der Gaag

    Zed Books 2014; US$ 24.95

    A fresh look at the role of men in global feminism. more...

  • Men on Strikeby Helen Smith

    Encounter Books 2014; US$ 15.99

    American society has become anti-male. Men are sensing the backlash and are consciously and unconsciously going on strike.? They are dropping out of college, leaving the workforce and avoiding marriage and fatherhood at alarming rates. The trend is so pronounced that a number of books have been written about this man-child? phenomenon, concluding... more...

  • The Image of Manby George L. Mosse

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 54.99 US$ 47.29

    What does it mean to be a man? What does it mean to be manly? How has our notion of masculinity changed over the years? In this book, noted historian George L. Mosse provides the first historical account of the masculine stereotype in modern Western culture, tracing the evolution of the idea of manliness to reveal how it came to embody physical beauty,... more...

  • Why Men Skim Stonesby Chris Windle

    Random House 2015; US$ 18.32

    Have you ever watched a man angling in the rain, building a shelter when there?s a bed waiting for him at home or peeing as high as he can up a wall? In Why Men Skim Stones , Chris Windle provides an amusing and indispensable insight into why men do the things they do. Here, finally, is a guide that tackles the big questions: why do male friends... more...

  • Men's Bodies, Men's Godsby Bjorn Krondorfer

    NYU Press 1996; US$ 27.00

    Men's Bodies, Men's Gods explores the intersection of body, religion, and culture from the specific perspective of male identities. How are male bodies constructed in different historical periods and contexts? How do race, ethnicity, and sexual preference impact on the intersection of male bodies and religious identity? Does Christianity provide... more...

  • On Being Rapedby R.M. Douglas

    Beacon Press 2016; US$ 20.00

    A personal and moral inquiry into the crime we do our best to 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 the violent expulsion of Germans... more...

  • Unmasking Masculinity (Routledge Revivals)by David Jackson

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 48.95

    In this detailed investigation of ?masculine? gendered identity, first published in 1990, David Jackson uses his own personal history to look at the specific ways in which men become ?masculine?. In doing so he examines, but also offers some positive challenges to, the assumed qualities and values of growing up ?manly?. Jackson looks closely at the... more...

  • Social Work with Fathersby Gary Clapton

    Dunedin Academic Press Ltd 2013; US$ 39.00

    Gary Clapton proposes a father sensitive, father aware social work practice and suggests that that any social care system that adopts a default position that child care is the responsibility of women alone is hampered by its failure to acknowledge the positive potential of fathers. more...

  • Masculinities in the Makingby James W. Messerschmidt

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 26.99

    In this book, James W. Messerschmidt explores how masculinity is created through life histories on very different subjects?genderqueers, boys who have been bullied at school, and presidents?that illustrate theory in action. Taken together, Masculinities in the Making is compelling insight into masculinity today. more...

  • Unleashing Manhood in the Cageby Christian A. Vaccaro; Melissa L. Swauger

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 74.99

    This book uses a sociological and ethnographic lens to explore why MMA participants endure grueling workouts and serious injury. The authors argue that the idolization of MMA participants from their supporters, each other, and culture more generally is linked to the creation of a type of publicly accessible and consumable form of masculinity. more...