Men's Lives

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9780023640612: Men's Lives

Edited by two of the field's most prominent researchers, this best-selling reader on men and masculinity contains the most current articles available. Organized around themes that define masculinity, this reader takes a life-course perspective, using the idea that men (as well as women) are "gendered" and that this gendering process is a central experience for men.

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A reader for courses in men's issues, masculinities, or sociology of men. Organized around themes that define masculinity. New section on Collegiate Masculinities. Includes recent research by feminist scholars and pro-feminism men. New articles specific to ethnicity and race.

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Edited by two of the field's most prominent researchers, this best-selling reader on men and masculinity contains the most current articles available. Organized around themes that define masculinity, this reader takes a life-course perspective, using the idea that men (as well as women) are “gendered” and that this gendering process is a central experience for men.

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Twenty-four readings are new to this edition. New topics include: being a male, pro-feminist college instructor; the meaning of being labeled a "fag"; growing up as a "sissy" (gender non-conforming) boy; ritualized homosexual behavior among the "Tarfs," a subculture of the Nacirema; sexual assault in military academies; male cheerleaders; drag queens; fathering in modern American society; images of masculinity in beer and liquor ads; sexuality and sports talk radio; and the culture of aggression and violence among ice hockey players.

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