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  • The Decline of Menby Guy Garcia

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 10.99

    Why are so many of today's supermen super-clueless? Why do so many men prefer the escapist digitized world of Spike TV and Grand Theft Auto to the reality of their own lives? An entire generation of men is slacking off. The struggle to redefine what being a man means in today's world has resulted in widespread male confusion, leading to rampant... more...

  • New Politics of Masculinityby Fidelma Ashe

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    The field of masculinities research continues to expand, and has become increasingly complex. Much of the contemporary analysis of men, masculinity and power has been influenced by the work of a number of profeminist writers who have been leading figures in developing new political interventions around men?s identities and power. These men have... more...

  • Challenging Hegemonic Masculinityby Richard Howson

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 48.95

    In the past twenty years there has been a growing interest in the issues surrounding men and masculinity. Driven primarily by the second-wave feminist critique of the legitimacy or hegemony of masculine practice and culture, the hegemony of men in social spheres such as the family, law, and the workplace can no longer be taken for granted. Beginning... more...

  • Men and the Boysby R.W. Connell

    Allen & Unwin 2000; US$ 34.53

    Australia's leading men's issues expert looks at experiences of masculinity at different ages, in different social groups and in the context of globalisation. more...

  • The Image of Manby George L. Mosse

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 38.00

    What does it mean to be a man? This text examines the manly stereotype, which stresses courage, moral restraint and athletic comportment, which has become representative of normative modern society. The role of women and the "unmanly men" in maintaining the stereotype and its erosion is studied. more...

  • Marriage in Men's Livesby Steven L. Nock

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 44.99

    Examining men and women's differing realities within marriage, this text focuses on marriage as a system of rules, customs, and expectations. It shows that marriage changes men on basic dimensions because it reinforces certain behaviours as part of adult masculinity. more...

  • Gender Knot Revised Edby Allan Johnson

    Temple University Press 2008; US$ 28.95

    The Gender Knot , Allan Johnson's response to the pain and confusion that men and women experience by living with gender inequality, explains what patriarchy is and isn't, how it works, and what gets in the way of understanding and doing something about it. Johnson's simple yet powerful approach avoids the paralyzing trap of guilt, blame, anger,... more...

  • Men of the Global Southby Adam Jones

    Zed Books 2006; US$ 36.95

    This Reader fills a glaring gap in the proliferating literature on gender and development, gender and international political economy, and gender and conflict. While there is now a broad and sophisticated feminist literature on the lives and experiences of Third World women and their role in development, there has been a tendency either to ignore men... more...

  • Young Men and Masculinitiesby Victor J. Seidler

    Zed Books 2006; US$ 36.95

    In this book Victor J Seidler, one of the leading contributors to the growing debate about masculinities, turns his attention to the lives of young men and their understandings of themselves as gendered beings. By contextualizing their experiences and subjectivities within a rapidly globalizing world, Seidler pays particular attention to the impact... more...

  • Feminism and Masculinitiesby Peter F. Murphy

    Oxford University Press, UK 2004; US$ 49.99

    This reader provides an international mixture of the best classic foundational pieces and recent key works that investigate masculinity from a feminist perspective. The chapters examine a wide range of topics including gay liberation, the men's movement, black and working-class masculinities, homophobia and the Internet. - ;This Reader provides... more...