Men's Lives

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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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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.

About the Author:

Michael S. Kimmel is Professor of Sociology at SUNY at Stony Brook.  He is the author of Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men (HarperCollins, 2008) which was featured on the Today Show, Good Morning America and featured on over one hundred radio and newspaper and blog reviews.  His other books include Changing Men (1987), Men’s Lives(8 th edition, 2009) Against the Tide: Profeminist Men in the United States, 1776-1990 (1992), The Politics of Manhood (1996), Manhood: A Cultural History (1996, 10 th anniversary second edition, 2006), and The Gendered Society (3 rd edition, 2008).  He co-edited The Encyclopedia on Men and Masculinities (2004) and Handbook of Studies on Men and Masculinities (2004).  He is the founder and editor of Men and Masculinities, the field’s premier scholarly journal, a book series on Gender and Sexuality at New York University Press, and edited the Sage Series on Men and Masculinities.  He lectures extensively in corporations and on campuses in the U.S. and abroad.  He lives in Brooklyn, New York with his wife and co-author, Amy Aronson, and their 10 year old son, Zachary.

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