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  • Cultures of Masculinityby Tim Edwards

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 65.95

    Presenting a survey of the social, cultural and theoretical issues which surround and inform our understanding of masculinity, this book explores the interface between traditional sociological approaches and the work covered by more post-structural, media-driven or cultural perspectives. Edwards well known for his work on representations of masculinities,... more...

  • Dislocating Masculinityby Andrea Cornwall; Nancy Lindisfarne

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 69.95

    This book draws upon anthropology, feminism and postmodernism to offer a penetrating and challenging study of how gender operates. The book offers a radical critique of much of the recent writing on and by men and raises important questions about emodiment, agency and the variety of masculine styles. more...

  • Dying to be Menby Gary Barker

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 59.95

    One of the first comparative reflections of its kind, this book examines the challenges that young men face when trying to grow up in societies where violence is the norm. Barker, who has worked directly with low-income youth and witnessed first hand the violence he describes, provides a compelling account of the young men's struggles. He discusses... more...

  • The End of Manhoodby John Stoltenberg

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 46.95

    In this practical follow up to Refusing to be a Man , John Stoltenberg uses a combination of case studies, autobiography, checklists and discussion points, to speak directly to men about how the social construction of manhood operates in everyday relationships and to show how these same dynamics drive the behaviour of gangs, race-hate groups, and... more...

  • Exposing Menby Cynthia R. Daniels

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 24.99

    Examines how ideals of masculinity have long skewed our societal - and scientific - understanding of one of the pillars of male identity: reproductive health. This book also looks at the world of plummeting sperm counts, spiking reproductive cancers, sperm banks, and pharmacological cures for impotence in order to assess the state of male health. more...

  • International Encyclopedia of Men and Masculinitiesby Michael Flood; Judith Kegan Gardiner; Bob Pease; Keith Pringle

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    The International Encyclopedia of Men and Masculinities offers a comprehensive guide to the current state of scholarship about men, masculinities, and gender around the world. The Encyclopedia 's coverage is comprehensive across three dimensions: areas of personal and social life, academic disciplines, and cultural and historical contexts and formations.... more...

  • Is There Anything Good About Men?by Roy F. Baumeister

    Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 17.99

    Have men really been engaged in a centuries-old conspiracy to exploit and oppress women? Have the essential differences between men and women really been erased? Have men now become unnecessary? Are they good for anything at all? In Is There Anything Good About Men?, Roy Baumeister offers provocative answers to these and many other questions about... more...

  • Islamic Masculinitiesby Lahoucine Ouzgane

    Zed Books 2006; US$ 36.95

    This innovative book outlines the great complexity, variety and difference of male identities in Islamic societies. From the Taliban orphanages of Afghanistan to the cafés of Morocco, from the experience of couples at infertility clinics in Egypt to that of Iraqi conscripts, it shows how the masculine gender is constructed and negotiated in the... more...

  • Leisure Lifeby Tony Blackshaw

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 67.95

    Leisure Life is a ground-breaking study of men and masculinity. Focusing on the social networks and leisure lifestyles of a particular group of working-class men - 'the lads' - Tony Blackshaw argues that traditional social collectivities such as class are being superseded. Instead, leisure life is now the central arena in which individuals assert... more...

  • Making Men in Ghanaby Stephan F. Miescher

    Indiana University Press 2005; US$ 19.95

    By featuring the life histories of eight senior men, Making Men in Ghana explores the changing meaning of becoming a man in modern Africa. Stephan F. Miescher concentrates on the ideals and expectations that formed around men who were prominent in their communities when Ghana became an independent nation.... more...