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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 65.95
Presenting a survey of the social, cultural and theoretical issues surrounding our understanding of masculinity, this book is one of the most progressive studies available and will be essential reading for students of gender, culture and sociology. more...
- 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...