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  • 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...

  • 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 Making of Anti-Sexist Menby Harry Christian

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 67.95

    The idea of the "anti-sexist man" is often treated with scorn by feminists and hesitantly by men. People are suspicious and unsure about the whole idea. Based around interviews with eight men who have responded positively to feminism, this book provides the reader with the first full length discussion of anti-sexist male attitudes. THe interviewees... 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...

  • Absent Fathers?by Jonathan Bradshaw; Christine Skinner; Carol Stimson; Julie Williams

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 63.95

    Much has been written and debated on lone mothers. However little has been discussed about non-resident fathers. Absent Fathers is part of a growing literature on men and masculinities and takes this debate further. Drawn from one of the best social policy units in the UK and results from the current ESRC Programme on Population and Household Change,... more...

  • Making Men into Fathersby Barbara Hobson

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 36.00

    Prominent gender studies scholars consider how institutional settings and policy shape new models of fatherhood. more...

  • Sexual Assault in Contextby Christopher Kilmartin; Alan D. Berkowitz

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 27.95

    Most North American colleges have programs that help students understand the harm done to victims of sexual violence and, if prosecuted, the potential consequences of their perpetrators. However, only a few programs also address those aspects of masculine culture that surround sexual assault. Sexual Assault in Context addresses the undesirable aspects... more...

  • Refusing to be a Manby John Stoltenberg

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 61.95

    Since its original publication in 1989, Refusing to be a Man has been acclaimed as a classic and widely cited in gender studies literature. In 13 eloquent essays, Stoltenberg articulates the first fully argued liberation theory for men that will also liberate women. He argues that male sexual identity is entirely a political and ethical construction... more...

  • Focus on Fatheringby Robin Sullivan

    Australian Council for Educational Research 2003; US$ 29.95

    Focus on Fathering discusses the fascinating, moving, and often contradictory role in which Australian men find themselves as fathers: ?What is a good father these days? ?What is it fathers provide that is so influential to a child?s development? ?Is fathering importantly different to mothering? ?Is it a role that a single mother or a substitute... more...

  • The National Police Gazette and the Making of the Modern American Man, 1879-1906by Guy Reel

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 105.00

    This book analyzes the National Police Gazette, the racy New York City tabloid that gained an audience among men and boys of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Looking at how images of sex, crime, and sports reflected and shaped masculinities during this watershed era, this book amounts to a story of what it meant to be an American... more...