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Men's Studies

  • Fatherhood, Authority, and British Reading Culture, 1831-1907by Melissa Shields Jenkins

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    In analyzing the evolution of patriarchal authority in nineteenth-century culture, Melissa Shields Jenkins argues that Victorian novelists found new models within non-narrative forms such as conduct books, biography, religious manuals, political speeches and professional writing in the fields of history and science. Jenkins’s book contributes... more...

  • Hyper Sexual, Hyper Masculine?by Brittany C. Slatton; Kamesha Spates

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    Presenting new interview and auto-ethnographic data, and drawing on an array of theoretical approaches methodologies, Hyper Sexual, Hyper Masculine? explores the formation of gendered and sexual identity in the lives of black men, shedding light on the manner in which these are affected by class and social structure. It examines the intersecting oppressions... more...

  • Beads, Bodies, and Trashby David Redmon

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 25.95

    Beads, Bodies, and Trash merges cultural sociology with a commodity chain analysis by following Mardi Gras beads to their origins. Beginning with Bourbon Street of New Orleans, this book moves to the grim factories in the tax-free economic zone of rural Fuzhou, China. Beads, Bodies, and Trash will increase students? capacity to think critically... more...

  • Challenging Myths of Masculinityby Lee F. Monaghan; Michael Atkinson

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Drawing on extensive field research conducted in North America and Britain over a twenty year period, this book challenges masculine myth making. Mindful of a rich sociological tradition that seeks to understand the social world as lived and experienced, the authors provide insights that are likely to challenge common perceptions of various groups... more...

  • The Global Gymby Jesper Andreasson; Thomas Johansson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    By participating in the everyday life of fitness professionals, gym-goers and bodybuilders, The Global Gym explores fitness centres as sites of learning. The authors consider how physical, psychological and cultural knowledge about health and the body is incorporated into people's identity in a local and global gym and fitness context. more...

  • When Boys Become Boysby Judy Y. Chu; Carol Gilligan

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 89.00

    When Judy Y. Chu first encountered the four-year-old boys we meet in this book, they were experiencing a social initiation into boyhood. They were initially astute in picking up on other people’s emotions, emotionally present in their relationships, and competent in their navigation of the human social world. However, the boys gradually appeared... more...

  • Bisexuality and Same-Sex Marriageby M. Paz Galupo

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95

    In our society, the argument for or against same-sex marriage becomes even more heated when the debate turns to bisexual women and men. Bisexuality and Same-Sex Marriage thoughtfully explores this debate from a wide range of interdisciplinary perspectives, presenting respected scholars from fields as diverse as American Studies, Communication, Criminology,... more...

  • Love and Furyby Richard Hoffman

    Beacon Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    An acclaimed author reflects on his upbringing in a post?World War II blue-collar family and comes to terms with the racism, sexism, and other toxic values he inherited. Finalist for the 2014 New England Book Award in Non-Fiction Richard Hoffman sometimes felt as though he had two fathers: the real one who raised him and an imaginary version,... more...

  • Do Fathers Matter?by Paul Raeburn

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 26.99

    For too long, we?ve thought of fathers as little more than sources of authority and economic stability in the lives of their children. Yet cutting-edge studies drawing unexpected links between fathers and children are forcing us to reconsider our assumptions and ask new questions: What changes occur in men when they are ?expecting?? Do fathers affect... more...

  • The Heroic Pathby John Sowers; Bob Goff

    Faithwords 2014; US$ 9.99

    God designed men to live with risk, adventure, and danger. But today's man has no rites of passage, no elders, no map to manhood. He may physically be an adult, but still wonders, "Am I a man?" When John Sowers twin daughters were born, he felt exposed, thinking manhood was out of reach. He needed direction. Following in the steps of ordinary... more...