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Manhood in America by
Traces the changing social role of men in American society from colonial times to the present, and looks at the self-made man, the new man, and the crisis of masculinity.
The Decline of Men by
In an eye-opening exploration of contemporary American manhood, The Decline of Men shows how men are struggling to redefine what being a man means in today's world.
Men & Family
Fatherhood Politics in the United States by
This book examines fatherhood politics, the most prominent fatherhood organizations, and, in the author's opinion, it's fragmentation into two wings--the fragile family wing and the pro-marriage wing.
Manhood for Amateurs by
What does it mean to be a man today? As a devoted son, as a passionate husband, and above all as the father of four young Americans, Chabon presents his memories of childhood, of his parents' marriage and divorce, of moments of painful adolescent comedy and giddy encounters with the popular art and literature of his own youth.
Masculinities in Transition by
The book uses an original format consisting of three theory chapters on masculinity in transition, the body and embodiment and intimacy and the emotions. These are used to contextualize data chapters on home and work, the life course, sexuality, men's friendships and intimacy, a spatio-temporal approach to embodiment and the research process itself.
Men of Color & Masculinity
We Real Cool: Black Men and Masculinity by
Hooks asserts that black men have been so dehumanized that they are in crisis emotionally and at risk within society. Yet she posits that the greatest threat to black life in America is patriarchal thinking and practices.
Racial Castration by
David L. Eng examines images--literary, visual, and filmic--that configure past as well as contemporary perceptions of Asian American men as emasculated, homosexualized, or queer.
Muy Macho by
From today's best-known, as well as emerging, Latino writers, poet and editor Ray Gonzalez has gathered personal essays written especially for Muy Macho on machismo and masculinity.
History of Masculinity
Southern Sons by
Southern Sons, the first work in masculinity studies to concentrate on the early South, explores how young men of the southern gentry came of age between the 1790s and the 1820s.
From Chivalry to Terrorism by
An exploration of the conscious and unconscious ways in which European and American cultures have established an essential role for military and warrior virtue in defining masculinity.
The Three-Piece Suit and Modern Masculinity by
Kuchta shows not only how the ideology of modern English masculinity was a self-consciously political and public creation but also how such explicitly political decisions and values became internalized, personalized, and naturalized into everyday manners and habits.