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Men's Studies

  • The Hero's Bodyby William Giraldi

    Oldcastle Books 2017; US$ 7.49

    'One of the best memoirs I've had in years' - Financial Times At just forty-seven years old, William Giraldi’s father was killed in a horrific motorcycle accident. Writing here with searing honesty about grief, obsession, shame and identity, he looks back on three generations of men from the blue-collar town of Manville, New Jersey, and tells... more...

  • Be a Manby Chris Hemmings

    Biteback Publishing 2017; US$ 12.49

    For decades women have shone the spotlight on equality and asked why they're treated like second-class citizens. They've understandably demanded freedoms, rights and legal protections and, while they've slowly won some battles, it has been far too long and been far too arduous. But why is that? Why have generations of men blocked their march towards... more...

  • Men and Sexby Philip Graham

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 88.00

    Informed by sexual script theory, this highly readable book provides a comprehensive account of all aspects of male sexuality. more...

  • The Conundrum of Masculinityby Chris Haywood; Thomas Johansson; Nils Hammarén; Marcus Herz; Andreas Ottemo

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Popular culture is awash with discussions about the difficulties associated with being a man. Television talk shows, media articles and government press releases discuss not simply the problem of men, but have more recently focused on the problems of being a man. The Conundrum of Masculinity challenges highly advertised beliefs that men are... more...

  • The Man-Notby Tommy J. Curry

    Temple University Press 2017; US$ 34.95

    Tommy J. Curry’s provocative book The Man-Not is a justification for Black Male Studies. He posits that we should conceptualize the Black male as a victim, oppressed by his sex. The Man-Not, therefore,is a corrective of sorts, offering a concept of Black males that could challenge the existing accounts of Black men and boys desiring the power... more...

  • From Drag Queens to Leathermenby Rusty Barrett

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 23.99

    From Drag Queens to Leathermen examines gendered language in six gay male subcultures: drag queens, radical faeries, bears, circuit boys, barebackers, and leathermen. The chapters include ethnographic-based studies of language use in each of these subcultures, with special attention to the ways in which linguistic patterns challenge normative assumptions... more...

  • Queering Sexualities in Turkeyby Cenk Özbay

    I.B.Tauris 2017; US$ 27.50

    Despite its some of its more liberal and democratic characteristics – when compared to many other countries in the Middle East – the more conservative elements within Turkish politics and society have made gains over the past decades. As a result, like many others in the region, Turkish society has multiple standards when naming, evaluating and reacting... more...

  • Men and Masculinity: The Basicsby Nigel Edley

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 25.95

    Men and Masculinity: The Basics is an accessible introduction to the academic study of masculinity which outlines the key ideas and most pressing issues concerning the field today. Providing readers with a framework for understanding these issues, it explores the ways that masculinity has been understood in the Social Sciences and Humanities to... more...

  • Don't Be a Dick Peteby Stuart Heritage

    Random House 2017; US$ 18.32

    Stuart Heritage got where he is today by being decent, thoughtful, hardworking and kind. He is, in short, a model citizen. The favourite son. His younger brother Pete is quick-tempered, peevish and aggressively pig-headed and, for a while, known to his friends as 'Shagger'. But now, Stu has returned to his hometown to discover that Pete has taken... more...

  • Marginalized Masculinitiesby Chris Haywood; Thomas Johansson

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Across Europe we are witnessing a series of events that are drawing upon representations of men and masculinity that are rupturing the social fabric of everyday life. For example, media reports of social unrest, misogynous hate crime, religious extremism, drug trafficking and political Far Right mobilization often have been at the centre of the discussion... more...