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The Will to Change: Men, Masculinity, and Love
The Will to Change: Men, Masculinity, and Love
by bell hooks
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Everyone needs to love and be loved -- even men. But to know love, men must be able to look at the ways that patriarchal culture keeps them from knowing themselves, from being in touch with their feelings, from loving. In The Will to Change, bell hooks... (read more)

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Iron John : a Book About Men (04 Edition)
Iron John : a Book About Men (04 Edition)
by Robert Bly
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In this deeply learned book, poet and translator Robert Bly offers nothing less than a new vision of what it is to be a man. Bly's vision is based on his ongoing work with men and reflections on his own life. He addresses the devastating effects of... (read more)

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Triumphs of Experience: The Men of the Harvard Grant Study
Triumphs of Experience: The Men of the Harvard Grant Study
by George E. Vaillant
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At a time when many people around the world are living into their tenth decade, the longest longitudinal study of human development ever undertaken offers some welcome news for the new old age: our lives continue to evolve in our later years, and often... (read more)

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King, Warrior, Magician, Lover: Rediscovering the Archetypes of the Mature Masculine
King, Warrior, Magician, Lover: Rediscovering the Archetypes of the Mature Masculine
by Robert Moore
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The bestselling, widely heralded, jungian introduction to the psychological foundation of a mature, authentic, and revitalized masculinity.... (read more)

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Discussion in Contemporary Culture #0011: Constructing Masculinity
Discussion in Contemporary Culture #0011: Constructing Masculinity
by Maurice Berger
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Constructing Masculinity questions society's normative standards of the masculine and contemplates the extent to which men and women can transcend these stereotypes, examining the ways in which representations of masculinity and maleness in the media and... (read more)

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Fire in the Belly: On Being a Man
Fire in the Belly: On Being a Man
by Sam Keen
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How does one become a "real man"? By joining a fraternity? Getting a letter in football? Conquering a lot of women? Making a lot of money? With traditional notions of manhood under attack, today's men (and women) are looking for a new vision of... (read more)

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Houdini, Tarzan, and the Perfect Man: The White Male Body and the Challenge of Modernity in America
Houdini, Tarzan, and the Perfect Man: The White Male Body and the Challenge of Modernity in America
by John F Kasson
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An important new work from one of our premier cultural historians. Houdini, Tarzan, and the Perfect Man considers the surprisingly complex evolution in representations of the white male body in late-nineteenth-century America, during years of rapid... (read more)

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The Monogamy Gap: Men, Love, and the Reality of Cheating (Sexuality, Identity, and Society)
The Monogamy Gap: Men, Love, and the Reality of Cheating (Sexuality, Identity, and Society)
by Eric Anderson
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Whether straight or gay, most men start their relationships desiring monogamy. This is rooted in the pervasive notion that monogamy exists as a sign of true love. Yet despite this deeply held cultural ideal, cheating remains rampant. In this accessible... (read more)

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Manliness and Civilization: A Cultural History of Gender and Race in the United States, 1880-1917 (Women in Culture & Society)
Manliness and Civilization: A Cultural History of Gender and Race in the United States, 1880-1917 (Women in Culture & Society)
by Gail Bederman
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When former heavyweight champion Jim Jeffries came out of retirement on the fourth of July, 1910 to fight current black heavywight champion Jack Johnson in Reno, Nevada, he boasted that he was doing it "for the sole purpose of proving that a white man is... (read more)

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Gender Lens Series in Sociology #3: Politics of Masculinities: Men in Movements
Gender Lens Series in Sociology #3: Politics of Masculinities: Men in Movements
by Michael A. Messner
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The profound changes wrought by the feminist movement were by no means restricted to women. In the years since feminism has taken root, the role of men and masculinity has begun to undergo its own redefinition. Michael A. Messner provides a sociological... (read more)

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Muy Macho
Muy Macho
by Ray Gonzalez
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Sodomy and the Pirate Tradition: English Sea Rovers in the Seventeenth Century Caribbean
Sodomy and the Pirate Tradition: English Sea Rovers in the Seventeenth Century Caribbean
by B. R. Burg
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The messianic idea that a redeemer sent by God will come to end the suffering of a persecuted people and inaugurate a new age of justice and peace has been one of the most powerful and influential concepts given by the Jewish people to western... (read more)

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Manhood in the Making : Cultural Concepts of Masculinity (90 Edition)
Manhood in the Making : Cultural Concepts of Masculinity (90 Edition)
by David D. Gilmore
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In the first cross-cultural study of manhood as an achieved status, anthropologist David D. Gilmore finds that a culturally sanctioned stress on manliness--on toughness and aggressiveness, stoicism and sexuality--is almost universal, deeply ingrained in... (read more)

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Masculine Domination
Masculine Domination
by Pierre Bourdieu
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“ . . . [The] value of the book lies very much in the broad sweep with which it tries to recast our understanding of masculine domination. . . . [It] opens up the field for an investigation of the gender order as an ongoing social project of both... (read more)

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Men's Lives
Men's Lives
by Peter Matthiessen
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Men's Friendships (Research on Men & Masculinities)
Men's Friendships (Research on Men & Masculinities)
by Peter M. Nardi
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As definitions of masculinity change, how friendships are organized by men is also affected. However, interactions among and between men are not only shaped by gender. This volume offers an analysis of the differences within the genders and the social... (read more)

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The Way of Men
The Way of Men
by Jack Donovan
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What is masculinity? Ask ten men and you'll get ten vague, conflicting answers. Unlike any book of its kind, The Way of Men offers a simple, straightforward answer-without getting bogged down in religion, morality, or politics. It's a guide for... (read more)

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The Trials of Masculinity: Policing Sexual Boundaries, 1870-1930 (Chicago Series on Sexuality, History, and Society)
The Trials of Masculinity: Policing Sexual Boundaries, 1870-1930 (Chicago Series on Sexuality, History, and Society)
by Angus Mclaren
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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... (read more)

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Decline of Men (08 Edition)
Decline of Men (08 Edition)
by Guy Garcia
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In an eye-opening exploration of contemporary American manhood, Guy Garcias The Decline of Men shows how men are struggling to redefine what being a man means in todays world. Packed with startling statistics, informed by pop culture, and narrated in the... (read more)

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Black Male Socialization
Black Male Socialization
by Lena Myers
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The term socialization, in sociology and social psychology, almost always denotes the process whereby individuals learn to behave willingly in accordance with the prevailing standards of their culture. Although occasionally used synonymously with... (read more)

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