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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • African Masculinitiesby Lahoucine Ouzgane; Robert Morrell

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 125.00

    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...

  • 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...