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Men's Studies

  • 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...

  • The Fascist State of Mind and the Manufacturing of Masculinityby Christina Wieland

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 45.95

    The Fascist State of Mind and the Manufacturing of Masculinity: A psychoanalytic approach attempts to describe in psychoanalytic terms the psychological consequences of massive social trauma and national humiliation, and the regression that takes place within the individual under these circumstances. The book is not about understanding fascism as... more...

  • 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...

  • Hypermasculinities in the Contemporary Novelby Josef Benson

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 64.99

    This book examines exaggerated masculinities in select novels by James Baldwin, Cormac McCarthy, and Toni Morrison. Through this analysis Josef Benson connects the masculinities of frontier figures with black male protagonists in postwar American novels, and how these novels present alternative ideal masculinities. more...

  • Identity and African American Menby Kenneth Maurice Tyler

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 99.99

    Kenneth Maurice Tyler identifies and describes the multiple identity components of young African American men using the theoretical and empirical literatures from education and the social science disciplines. This book provides a comprehensive, research-based account of the ideologies and mindsets of many young African American men. 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...