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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...

  • Marriage in Men's Livesby Steven L. Nock

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 49.99 US$ 42.99

    There are two marriages in every marital union, his and hers. Men and women live in worlds that are organized around gender, and their marriages reflect differing realities. As life companions, they respond to each other; but they also respond to the cultural definitions of what it means to be a husband and a wife. What has fascinated social and behavioral... more...

  • Exposing Menby Cynthia R. Daniels

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 24.99 US$ 21.49

    Exposing Men examines how ideals of masculinity have long skewed our societal--and scientific--understanding of one of the pillars of male identity: reproductive health. Only with the recent public exposure of men's reproductive troubles has the health of the male body been thrown into question, and along with it deeper masculine ideals. Whereas... 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...

  • 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$ 120.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • Medieval Masculinitiesby Clare A. Lees

    University of Minnesota Press 1994; US$ 60.00

    This collection of essays examines the ideals and archetypes of men in Medieval times and how these concepts have affected the definition of masculinity and its place in history. more...

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

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 37.00

    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...