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  • "May the Best Man Win"by P.F. McDevitt

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 35.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • African Masculinitiesby Lahoucine Ouzgane; Robert Morrell

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 120.00

    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...

  • Asian Masculinitiesby Kam Louie; Morris Low

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 54.95

    This book shows how East Asian masculinities are being formed and transformed as Asia is increasingly globalized. The gender roles performed by Chinese and Japanese men are examined not just as they are lived in Asia, but also in the West. The essays collected here enhance current understandings of East Asian identities and cultures as well as Western... more...

  • Between Warrior Brother and Veiled Sisterby Minoo Moallem

    University of California Press 2005; US$ 15.95

    Minoo Moallem challenges the mainstream stereotypical representation of Islam and Muslims as backward, fanatical, and premodern by showing how Islamic nationalism and fundamentalism are by-products of modernity. Writing with a deep personal and scholarly concern for recent Iranian history, Moallem refers to the gendered notions of brother and sister... more...

  • Caribbean Pleasure Industryby Mark Padilla

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 25.00

    In recent years, the economy of the Caribbean has become almost completely dependent on international tourism. And today one of the chief ways that foreign visitors there seek pleasure is through prostitution. While much has been written on the female sex workers who service these tourists, Caribbean Pleasure Industry shifts the focus onto the... more...

  • Challenging Hegemonic Masculinityby Richard Howson

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 48.95

    In the past twenty years there has been a growing interest in the issues surrounding men and masculinity. Driven primarily by the second-wave feminist critique of the legitimacy or hegemony of masculine practice and culture, the hegemony of men in social spheres such as the family, law, and the workplace can no longer be taken for granted. Beginning... more...

  • Cultures of Masculinityby Tim Edwards

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 65.95

    Presenting a survey of the social, cultural and theoretical issues which surround and inform our understanding of masculinity, this book explores the interface between traditional sociological approaches and the work covered by more post-structural, media-driven or cultural perspectives. Edwards well known for his work on representations of... more...

  • The Decline of Menby Guy Garcia

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    Why are so many of today's supermen super-clueless? Why do so many men prefer the escapist digitized world of Spike TV and Grand Theft Auto to the reality of their own lives? An entire generation of men is slacking off. The struggle to redefine what being a man means in today's world has resulted in widespread male confusion, leading to rampant... more...