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  • 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...

  • Save the Malesby Kathleen Parker

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.00

    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...

  • Feminism and Masculinitiesby Peter F. Murphy

    OUP Oxford 2004; US$ 59.99 US$ 51.59

    This reader provides an international mixture of the best classic foundational pieces and recent key works that investigate masculinity from a feminist perspective. The chapters examine a wide range of topics including gay liberation, the men's movement, black and working-class masculinities, homophobia and the Internet. 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...

  • Masculinities in Theoryby Todd W. Reeser

    Wiley 2009; US$ 115.00 US$ 99.67

    Masculinities in Theory is a clear, concise, and comprehensive introduction to the field of masculinity studies from a humanities perspective.   Serves as a much-needed introduction to the field for students and scholars of cultural studies, literature, art, film, communication, history, and gender studies Includes discussions... more...

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

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 17.99 US$ 15.47

    Challenging the widely accepted view that gender politics began with men exploiting and oppressing women, Baumeister says that men and women have mostly been partners, and gender inequalities arose because wealth, knowledge, and power were created by men in the often rough and brutal competition that was the engine of progress and civilization. This... more...

  • Manhood and Moralityby Suzette Heald

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 59.95

    'An impressive and meticulously crafted African ethnography, which has theoretical and practical relevance for understanding masculinity and violence in general'- David Parkin, Professor of Anthropology, Cambridge University Manhood and Morality explores issues of male identity among the Gisu of Uganda and the moral dilemma faced by men who define... more...