Men's Studies
The 5 Love Languages for Men: Tools for Making a Good Relationship Great
The 5 Love Languages for Men
Tools for Making a Good Relationship Great
Paperback      ISBN: 0802412726

The love she craves, the confidence you need

In a man's heart is the desire to master what matters. It's nice to get a complement at work or on the court, but nothing beats hearing your spouse say, "You make me feel loved." If you haven't heard that in a while, or you feel like you're not bringing you're A-game relationally, this book is for you.

The 5 Love Languages(R) has sold 10 million copies because it is simple, practical, and effective. In this edition, Gary Chapman speaks straight to men about the rewards of learning and speaking their wife's love language. Touched with humor and packed with helpful illustrations and creative pointers, these pages will rouse your inner champion and empower you to master the art of love.

"When you express your love for your wife using her primary love language, it's like hitting the sweet spot on a baseball bat or golf club. It just feels right--and the results are impressive." --Gary Chapman

Includes an updated version of The 5 Love Languages(R) personal profile.

50 Things Every Young Gentleman Should Know Revised and Expanded: What to Do, When to Do It, and Why
50 Things Every Young Gentleman Should Know Revised and Expanded
What to Do, When to Do It, and Why
Hardcover      ISBN: 140160465x

A young man's guide to becoming the type of guy that people respect and enjoy.

50 Things Every Young Gentleman Should Know is a young man's guide to becoming the type of guy that people respect and enjoy. He knows how to shake hands. He knows how to be a good sport. He knows how to give a genuine compliment and how to speak his mind without being offensive. His friends listen to what he has to say, and he returns the favor. He knows how to achieve the perfect knot in a necktie and, more important, he knows when he should be wearing a tie in the first place. Oh, and his favorite ball cap? He knows when to wear it and when to leave it at home on his dresser. Becoming a gentleman doesn't happen in an instant; it's a lifelong exercise in refining etiquette, social interaction, and personal discipline. It all begins here.

In this book, you'll

  • learn how to gain trust and earn respect,
  • understand how to do things the right way and why it's important, and
  • realize immediate payoffs for good behavior.
Absent Fathers, Lost Sons: The Search for Masculine Identity
Absent Fathers, Lost Sons
The Search for Masculine Identity
Paperback      ISBN: 0877736030

An experience of the fragility of conventional images of masculinity is something many modern men share. Psychoanalyst Guy Corneau traces this experience to an even deeper feeling men have of their fathers' silence or absence--sometimes literal, but especially emotional and spiritual. Why is this feeling so profound in the lives of the postwar "baby boom" generation--men who are now approaching middle age? Because, he says, this generation marks a critical phase in the loss of the masculine initiation rituals that in the past ensured a boy's passage into manhood. In his engaging examination of the many different ways this missing link manifests in men's lives, Corneau shows that, for men today, regaining the essential "second birth" into manhood lies in gaining the ability to be a father to themselves--not only as a means of healing psychological pain, but as a necessary step in the process of becoming whole.

The Achilles Effect: What Pop Culture Is Teaching Young Boys about Masculinity
The Achilles Effect
What Pop Culture Is Teaching Young Boys about Masculinity
Paperback      ISBN: 145028499x

A discussion of pop culture messages about masculinity, their impact on boys, and the benefits of introducing more gender balance to boys' lives.

When most people think about gender stereotypes and children, they envision princesses, dolls, and pink clothing. Few consider the warriors, muscle-bound action figures, and T-shirts covered in graffiti and skulls that are assumed to signify masculinity.

The pop culture environment that surrounds boys introduces them to a world where traditionally masculine traits-like toughness, aggression, and stoicism-are highly esteemed and where female influence is all but absent.

The Achilles Effect explores gender bias in the entertainment aimed at primary school boys, focusing on the dominant themes in children's TV shows, toy advertising, movies, and books: gender stereotypes of both sexes, male dominance, negative portrayals of fathers, breaking of the mother/son bond, and the devaluing of femininity. It examines the gender messages sent by pop culture, provides strategies for countering these messages, and encourages discussion of a vitally important issue that is rarely talked about-boys and their often skewed understanding of gender.

The Achilles Effect is a guide for parents, educators, and students who want to learn more about male and female stereotypes, their continued strong presence in kids' pop culture, and their effect on young boys.

ACT Like a Man: Challenging Masculinities in American Drama
ACT Like a Man
Challenging Masculinities in American Drama
Paperback      ISBN: 0472065726

How men communicate with each other on stage when no women are present--and what it tells us about power and gender

Adam's Return: The Five Promises of Male Initiation
Adam's Return
The Five Promises of Male Initiation
Paperback      ISBN: 082452280x

Based on decades of work, travel, and experience, Rohr, a Franciscan brother and best-selling author, unearths the complexities of male spiritual maturation and helps us to understand the importance of male initiation rights in both culture and the church.

Affirmative Reaction: New Formations of White Masculinity
Affirmative Reaction
New Formations of White Masculinity
Paperback      ISBN: 0822349485
Affirmative Reaction explores the cultural politics of heteronormative white masculine privilege in the United States. Through close readings of texts ranging from the popular television drama 24 to the Marvel Comics miniseries The Call of Duty, and from the reality show American Chopper to the movie Million Dollar Baby, Hamilton Carroll argues that the true privilege of white masculinity-and its defining strategy-is not to be unmarked, universal, or invisible, but to be mobile and mutable. He describes how, in response to the perceived erosions of privilege produced by post-civil rights era identity politics, white masculinity has come to rely on the very discourses of difference that unsettled its claims on the universal; it has redefined itself as a marginalized identity.

Throughout Affirmative Reaction, Carroll examines the kinds of difference white masculinity claims for itself as it attempts to hold onto or maintain majority privilege. Whether these are traditional sites of minority difference-such as Irishness, white trash, or domestic melodrama-or reworked sites of masculinist investment-including laboring bodies, public-sphere politics, and vigilantism-the outcome is the same: the foregrounding of white masculinity over and against women, people of color, and the non-heteronormative. By revealing the strategies through which white masculinity is produced as a formal difference, Carroll sheds new light on the ways that privilege is accrued and maintained.

Anger Busting Workbook: Simple, Powerful Techniques for Managing Anger & Saving Relationships
Anger Busting Workbook
Simple, Powerful Techniques for Managing Anger & Saving Relationships
Paperback      ISBN: 188629819x
For those losing their life to anger, this workbook is a lifesaver. Get straight talk on what you can do RIGHT NOW to win back your life--and your wife--in 90 days. These proven techniques have already helped thousands of men save their relationships and turn their lives around. Use this workbook with over 51 Anger Buster tactics--on your own, with your spouse, or with a therapist. Nationally endorsed by relationship experts.
Angry White Men: American Masculinity at the End of an Era
Angry White Men
American Masculinity at the End of an Era
Paperback      ISBN: 1568589611

One of the headlines of the 2012 Presidential campaign was the demise of the white American male voter as a dominant force in the political landscape. On election night four years later, when Donald Trump was announced the winner, it became clear that the white American male voter is alive and well and angry as hell. Sociologist Michael Kimmel, one of the leading writers on men and masculinity in the world today, has spent hundreds of hours in the company of America's angry white men - from white supremacists to men's rights activists to young students. In Angry White Men, he presents a comprehensive diagnosis of their fears, anxieties, and rage.

Kimmel locates this increase in anger in the seismic economic, social and political shifts that have so transformed the American landscape. Downward mobility, increased racial and gender equality, and a tenacious clinging to an anachronistic ideology of masculinity has left many men feeling betrayed and bewildered. Raised to expect unparalleled social and economic privilege, white men are suffering today from what Kimmel calls "aggrieved entitlement": a sense that those benefits that white men believed were their due have been snatched away from them.

Angry White Men discusses, among others, the sons of small town America, scarred by underemployment and wage stagnation. When America's white men feel they've lived their lives the 'right' way - worked hard and stayed out of trouble - and still do not get economic rewards, then they have to blame somebody else. Even more terrifying is the phenomenon of angry young boys. School shootings in the United States are not just the work of "misguided youth" or "troubled teens" -- they're all committed by boys. These alienated young men are transformed into mass murderers by a sense that using violence against others is their right.

The election of Donald Trump proved that angry white men can still change the course of history. Here, Kimmel argues that they should walk openly and honorably alongside those they've spent so long trying to exclude, in order to be happier and healthier.
Are Men Animals?: How Modern Masculinity Sells Men Short
Are Men Animals?
How Modern Masculinity Sells Men Short
Hardcover      ISBN: 1541699580
"Boys will be boys," the saying goes -- but what does that actually mean? A leading anthropologist investigates
Why do men behave the way they do? Is it their male brains? Surging testosterone? From vulgar locker-room talk to mansplaining to sexual harassment, society is too quick to explain male behavior in terms of biology.
In Are Men Animals?, anthropologist Matthew Gutmann argues that predatory male behavior is in no way inevitable. Men behave the way they do because culture permits it, not because biology demands it. To prove this, he embarks on a global investigation of masculinity. Exploring everything from the gender-bending politics of American college campuses to the marriage markets of Shanghai and the women-only subway cars of Mexico City, Gutmann shows just how complicated masculinity can be. The result isn't just a new way to think about manhood. It's a guide to a better life, for all of us.