Men's Lives (8th Edition)

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9780205692941: Men's Lives (8th Edition)

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.

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Key Benefit: What themes define masculinity? What are the most current research trends in the "male experience?" This book is comprised of 55 of the most recent articles published on the study of men in society. The articles rely on the most up-to-date research and are feminist and multicultural in their perspectives. Key Topics: Divided into sections, the book covers all stages and types of relationships in the lives of men, such as boyhood, college, marriage, fatherhood, and work, as well as relationships with women and other men. Market: Sociologists, behavior therapists.

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