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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • "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...

  • Men and the Language of Emotionsby Dr Dariusz Galasinski

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 44.00

    Men and the Language of Emotions challenges the commonly held association of rationality with masculinity, involving distancing from the language of emotions. Drawing on a study of heterosexual men talking about their life and relationships, he demonstrates that men are capable of speaking of emotions, and in direct and uninhibited ways. more...

  • Russian Masculinities in History and Cultureby Professor Barbara Evans Clements; Professor Rebecca Friedman; Dr Dan Healey

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 158.00

    From the romantic liaisons of Peter the Great to the birth of the Russian 'queen', this collection of essays presents recent research from the new field of Russian masculinity studies. Peasant patriarchs, aristocratic dandies, anxious young bureaucrats, workers in search of father figures, heroic warriors, promiscuous bathhouse attendants and vodka-soaked... 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...