Men's Studies
American Hunks: The Muscular Male Body in Popular Culture, 1860-1970
American Hunks
The Muscular Male Body in Popular Culture, 1860-1970
Paperback      ISBN: 155152256x
The "American hunk" is a cultural icon: the image of the chiseled, well-built male body has been promoted and exploited for commercial use for over 125 years, whether in movies, magazines, advertisements, or on consumer products, not only in America but throughout the world. American Hunks is a fascinating collection of images (many in full color) depicting the muscular American male as documented in popular culture from 1860 to 1970. The book, divided into specific historic eras, includes such personalities as bodybuilder Charles Atlas; pioneer weightlifter Eugene Sandow; movie stars like Steve "Hercules" Reeves and Johnny "Tarzan" Weismuller; and publications such as the 1920s-era magazine Physical Culture and the 1950s-era comic book Mr. Muscles. It also touches on the use of masculine, homoerotic imagery to sell political and military might (including American recruitment posters and Nazi propaganda from the 1936 Olympics), and how companies have used buff, near-naked men to sell products from laundry detergent to sacks of flour since the 1920s. The introduction by David L. Chapman offers insightful information on individual images, while the essay by Brett Josef Grubisic places the work in its proper historical context. David L. Chapman has written many books on male photography and bodybuilding, including Comin' at Ya!: The Homoerotic 3-D Photographs of Denny Denfield. Brett Josef Grubisic is author of the novel The Age of Cities and editor of Contra/Diction: New Queer Fiction.
The Anger Busting Workbook: Simple, Powerful Techniques for Managing Anger and Saving Relationships
The Anger Busting Workbook
Simple, Powerful Techniques for Managing Anger and 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
"Kimmel has made a career out of being what you might call a man-translator."-The Atlantic 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, 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 pursuit of 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 transformed the American landscape: Downward mobility, increased racial and gender equality, and tenaciously 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. The election of Donald Trump proved that angry white men can still change the course of history. Here, Kimmel argues that we must consider the rage of this "forgotten" group and create solutions that address the concerns of all Americans.
The Art of Manliness: Classic Skills and Manners for the Modern Man
The Art of Manliness
Classic Skills and Manners for the Modern Man
Paperback      ISBN: 1600614620
Man Up! While it's definitely more than just monster trucks, grilling and six-pack abs, true manliness is hard to define. The words macho and manly are not synonymous. Taking lessons from classic gentlemen such as Benjamin Franklin and Theodore Roosevelt, authors Brett and Kate McKay have created a collection of the most useful advice every man needs to know to live life to its full potential. This book contains a wealth of information that ranges from survival skills to social skills to advice on how to improve your character. Whether you are braving the wilds with your friends, courting your girlfriend or raising a family, inside you'll find practical information and inspiration for every area of life. You'll learn the basics all modern men should know, including how to: - Shave like your grandpa - Be a perfect houseguest - Fight like a gentleman using the art of bartitsu - Help a friend with a problem - Give a man hug - Perform a fireman's carry - Ask for a woman's hand in marriage - Raise resilient kids - Predict the weather like a frontiersman - Start a fire without matches - Give a dynamic speech - Live a well-balanced life So jump in today and gain the skills and knowledge you need to be a real man in the 21st century.
Backbone: The Modern Man's Ultimate Guide to Purpose, Passion and Power
Backbone
The Modern Man's Ultimate Guide to Purpose, Passion and Power
Paperback      ISBN: 1780289332
David Wagner is a transformational teacher and dedicated leader, on a committed path of service, guiding others to awaken to their inner wisdom and authentic power.' Gabrielle Bernstein, New York Times bestselling author of Miracles Now. So many self-help books on the market have a feminine edge and do not speak directly to a man's masculinity. The message that men have been given so far is that they have to get in touch with their feminine side if they want to embrace change. This book blows this theory out of the water and is a total game changer. It enables men to transform entirely, working with their masculinity instead of against it. Straight talking, down-to-earth and humorous Wagner addresses the challenges that modern men typically face, asking the reader to join him in a series of profound self-examination exercises and questions covering life purpose, male identity, spirituality, self-limitation, sexuality, relationships, fatherhood and more. Every chapter is highly practical and also includes observations and examples from David's own life journey as well as insights gained from the many clients and groups he has worked with over the years. Men all over the world will be saying: 'Finally a book that actually speaks to me in my language'
Beards and Masculinity in American Literature
Beards and Masculinity in American Literature
Hardcover      ISBN: 1138093769

Boys Adrift: The Five Factors Driving the Growing Epidemic of Unmotivated Boys and Underachieving Young Men
Boys Adrift
The Five Factors Driving the Growing Epidemic of Unmotivated Boys and Underachieving Young Men
Hardcover      ISBN: 0465072097
A physician, research psychologist, and author of Why Gender Matters looks at the reasons why American boys, from kindergarten to college, are less resilient and ambitious than twenty years ago, discussing the causes of failure in school and at home and presenting a series of practical solutions to help alleviate the problem.
Breaking the Male Code: Unlocking the Power of Friendship: Overcoming Male Isolation for a Longer, Happier LIfe
Breaking the Male Code
Unlocking the Power of Friendship: Overcoming Male Isolation for a Longer, Happier LIfe
Paperback      ISBN: 1592409628
A psychotherapist and clinical professor examines modern male friendships and the impact that large changes in the economy and society have had on men's ability to talk about themselves, their feelings and to make deeper connections with each other. 25,000 first printing.
Changing Men and Masculinities in Latin America
Changing Men and Masculinities in Latin America
Paperback      ISBN: 0822330229
Essays drawn from a variety of disciplines both review and challenge current understandings of masculinity in Latin America.
China Doll
China Doll
Paperback      ISBN: 1559365021
"The finest American author of his generation."—Sunday Mail This complex new work from celebrated playwright David Mamet revolves around a wealthy man, his young fiancée, and an airplane. The man has just bought a new plane as a wedding present for the girl. He intends to go into semiretirement and enjoy himself. While in the process of leaving his office, and giving last minute instructions to his young assistant, he takes one final phone call. The new, widely anticipated play premieres on Broadway this fall, starring Tony and Academy Award-winning actor Al Pacino, for whom the play was written. Pacino described the role of billionaire Mickey Ross as "one of the most daunting and challenging roles I've been given to explore in the theater" and declared, "it blew me away." David Mamet is an American playwright, director, and screenwriter whose most notable works include Glengarry Glen Ross (Pulitzer Prize for Drama), American Buffalo, Speed-the-Plow, Oleanna, November, Race, and The Anarchist. Besides the film adaptations of his plays, his major screenwriting credits include The Postman Always Rings Twice, The Verdict, Rising Sun, Wag the Dog, and Hannibal. Over the course of his prolific career, Mamet has earned Tony Award nominations, Academy Award nominations, Drama Desk Awards, and "Screenwriter of the Year" from the London Critics Circle Film Awards.