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  • Men & Masculinitiesby Michael Kimmel

    ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 255.00

    This reference analyzes, summarizes, and explains the complexities of men's lives and the idea of modern manhood. It looks at literature, art, and music from a gender perspective, and covers intimacy, sexual violence, pornography, sexism and rituals. more...

  • Russian Masculinities in History and Cultureby Professor Barbara Evans Clements; Professor Rebecca Friedman; Dr Dan Healey

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 150.00

    From the romantic liaisons of Peter the Great to the birth of the Russian 'queen', this collection of essays presents recent research from the new field of Russian masculinity studies. Peasant patriarchs, aristocratic dandies, anxious young bureaucrats, workers in search of father figures, heroic warriors, promiscuous bathhouse attendants and vodka-soaked... 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...

  • Exposing Menby Cynthia R. Daniels

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 20.99

    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...

  • Progressive Black Masculinitiesby Athena D. Mutua

    Routledge 2006; US$ 27.95

    In the struggle for pride and political agency, the imperative to ''be a man'' has been central to the lives of black males. Yet, what it means to be a black man-in terms of both racial and gender identity-has been subject to continual debate in public and academic spheres alike. ''Progressive Black Masculinities'' brings together leading black cultural... more...

  • Masculinity Beyond the Metropolisby Professor Jane Kenway; Dr Anna Kraack; Anna Hickey-Moody

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 115.00

    This book gives insights on youth, masculinity and place by exploring spatially marginalized masculinities in stigmatized and romanticized out-of-the-way places in 'developed' Western countries. It shows the impact of globalization on place and identity through global ethnographic studies and media representations of young men in peripheral places. more...

  • Africa After Gender?by Catherine M. Cole; Takyiwaa Manuh; Stephan F. Miescher

    Indiana University Press 2007; US$ 19.95

    Gender is one of the most productive, dynamic, and vibrant areas of Africanist research today. But what is the meaning of gender in an African context? Why does gender usually connote women? Why has gender taken hold in Africa when feminism hasn't? Is gender yet another Western construct that has been... more...

  • "May the Best Man Win"by P.F. McDevitt

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 35.00

    A comprehensive social and cultural history of sport in the British empire and its relationship to constructions of masculinity and national identity in Great Britain, Ireland, India, Australia and the West Indies 1880-1935. more...

  • African Masculinitiesby Lahoucine Ouzgane; Robert Morrell

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 120.00

    While masculinity studies enjoys considerable growth in the West, there is very little analysis of African masculinities. This volume explores what it means for an African to be masculine and how male identity is shaped by cultural forces. The editors believe that to tackle the important questions in Africa-the many forms of violence (wars, genocides,... more...

  • Male Troubleby Constance Penley; Sharon Willis

    University of Minnesota Press 1993; US$ 69.00

    The contributors provide a thought-provoking, comprehensive study of masculinity in American culture today. more...