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The Male Body: A New Look at Men in Public and in Private

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An exciting new popular study of the male body--fresh, honest, and full of revelations

In this surprising, candid cultural analysis, Susan Bordo begins with a frank, tender look at her own father's body and goes on to perceptively scrutinize the presentation of maleness in everyday life.

Men's (and women's) ideas about men's bodies are heavily influenced by society's expectations, and Bordo helps us understand where those ideas come from. In chapters on the penis (in all its incarnations), fifties Hollywood, male beauty standards, and sexual harassment, and in discussions of topics ranging from Marlon Brando and Boogie Nights to Philip Roth and Lady Chatterley's Lover, Bordo offers fresh and unexpected insights. Always--whether she is examining Michael Jordan or Humbert Humbert, the butch phallus or her own grade-school experiences--she rejects rigid categories in favor of an honest, nuanced version of men as flesh-and-blood human beings.

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In this surprising and candid cultural analysis of men in public and private life, Bordo begins with a frank and tender look at her own father's body and goes on to perceptively scrutinize the presentation of maleness in everyday life. 45 photos throughout.

About the Author

Susan Bordo has written and edited several books, including Unbearable Weight: Feminism, Western Culture, and the Body, which was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. She lives in Lexington, Kentucky.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780374527327
Author:
Bordo, Susan
Publisher:
Farrar Straus Giroux
Subject:
Men
Subject:
Men's studies
Subject:
Gender Studies
Subject:
Body, human
Subject:
Men's Studies - General
Subject:
Gender Studies-Mens Studies
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20000731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Includes 45 black-and-white photos throu
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8.26 x 5.73 x 1.025 in

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