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  • The Image of Man: The Creation of Modern Masculinityby George L. Mosse

    Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 54.99

    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$ 20.78

    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$ 22.95

    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 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...

  • SCUM Manifestoby Valerie Solanas; Avital Ronell

    Verso Books 2016; US$ 12.95

    SCUM Manifesto was considered one of the most outrageous, violent and certifiably crazy tracts when it first appeared in 1968. Valerie Solanas, the woman who shot Andy Warhol, self-published this work just before her rampage against the king of Pop Art made her a household name and resulted in her confinement to a mental institution. But the Manifesto,... 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...

  • American Fatherhoodby Lawrence R. Samuel

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 35.99

    This book traces changes in what it means to be a dad in America, from the 1960s through today. Beginning with an overview of fatherhood in America from the ?founding fathers? through the 1950s, the book progresses to the role of fathers as they were encouraged to move beyond being simply providers to becoming more engaged parents. 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...