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  • Save the Malesby Kathleen Parker

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.00

    With piercing wit and perceptive analysis, Pulitzer Prize?winning writer Kathleen Parker explores how men, maleness, and fatherhood have been under siege in American culture for decades. She argues that the feminist movement veered off course from its original aim of helping women achieve equality and ended up making enemies of men. The pendulum has... more...

  • Understanding Masculinitiesby Mairtin Mac an Ghaill

    McGraw-Hill Education 1996; US$ 47.00

    Examines the range of different theoretical and methodological approaches to the understanding of masculinity. This book discusses education, unemployment, sport, sexuality, HIV, and black masculinities. It also explores the gendered and sexual dynamics of these masculinities, and aims to challenge and transform our conventional assumptions. 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...

  • The Trials of Masculinityby Angus McLaren

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 25.00

    In this path-breaking history of manhood and masculinity, Angus McLaren examines how nineteenth- and twentieth-century western society created what we now take to be the traditional model of the heterosexual male. "Inherently interesting. . . . Exhibitionism, pornography, and deception all have their place here."? Library Journal "An appealing... more...

  • Sex in Cyberspaceby Sarah Earle; Keith Sharp

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2007; US$ 124.95

    Sex in Cyberspace offers a bold and provocative, yet sensitively written, account of an under-investigated area of sociological enquiry. It is the first empirically-based study on the experiences of men who pay for sex and presents information which is otherwise extremely difficult to obtain. Shedding new light on men's sexual identity, Sex in... more...

  • The Masculine Self in Late Medieval Englandby Derek G. Neal

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 27.50

    What did it mean to be a man in medieval England? Most would answer this question by alluding to the power and status men enjoyed in a patriarchal society, or they might refer to iconic images of chivalrous knights. While these popular ideas do have their roots in the history of the aristocracy, the experience of ordinary men was far more complicated.... more...

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

    Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 16.99

    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...

  • Spaces of Masculinitiesby Kathrin Hörschelmann; Bettina van Hoven

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    Changing circumstances in Western and global societies have introduced new constraints and opportunities for men and the formation of male identities. Meanwhile, the emerging diversity of 'atypical' identities ('atypical' when compared with traditional conceptions of middle-class, white, heterosexual men) poses new challenges for the production and... 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...

  • Messages Men Hearby Ian M. Harris

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 71.95

    Why do men behave the way they do? The "science" of gender studies is less than 25 years old and it is only recently that scholars and popular authors interested in gender have started to examine the issues associated with masculinity.; This text is based on over 10 years research, and constructs a comprehensive theory of masculinity by exploring in... more...