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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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...