Men's Studies
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.

APA Handbook of Men and Masculinities
APA Handbook of Men and Masculinities
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 1433818558

American contributors in psychology and counseling detail theory, research methods, and applications in the study of masculinity and men’s identities. The first part of the book examines historical, conceptual, and methodological issues such as the gender role strain paradigm, gender role conflict research, psychodynamic psychology of men, biological influences on masculinity, and methods for researching masculinity psychology. Part 2 offers insight on specific populations. After discussion of everyday racism as a threat to the masculine social self, chapters are devoted to African American, Asian American, Latino American, and Native American men, as well as gay, bisexual, and transgender men, older men, and children. Part 3 explores special topics including social class and masculinity, male stereotypes, the neuroscience of men’s emotions, fathering, pornography and male socialization, and men’s friendships. Part 4 considers applications in areas such as men’s help-seeking patterns, men’s health behaviors, and psychotherapy with men. Annotation ©2015 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)

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.
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.
Bachelor Party Confidential: A Real-Life Peek Behind the Closed-Door Tradition
Bachelor Party Confidential
A Real-Life Peek Behind the Closed-Door Tradition
Paperback      ISBN: 1416928081

First comes love;
then comes marriage. . . .
But in between there's the
bachelor party.

Lesbian strippers, dwarf tossing, boozy confessions, missing grooms -- modern bachelor party lore is enough to terrify any jittery bride. But what's real and what's testosterone-fueled legend? For the first time, Bachelor Party Confidential offers an uncensored and comprehensive look at what men do when women aren't invited.

You may think you've heard the stories . . . but you have no idea.

Filled with unforgettable firsthand accounts culled from totally anonymous interviews with more than a hundred men from around the globe, Bachelor Party Confidential journeys to the heart of one of man's last and most closely guarded secrets. To get the whole story, David Boyer talks to everyone from Vegas revelers mid-party, religious grooms, horny best men, and unconventional bachelors to reluctant wives, pricey strippers, bachelor party planners, and other behind-the-scenes players. The result is alternately hilarious, sexy, poignant, and truly eye-opening.
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.'
Bad Boys: Public Schools in the Making of Black Masculinity
Bad Boys
Public Schools in the Making of Black Masculinity
Paperback      ISBN: 0472088491

Statistics show that black males are disproportionately getting in trouble and being suspended from the nation's school systems. Based on three years of participant observation research at an elementary school, Bad Boys offers a richly textured account of daily interactions between teachers and students to understand this serious problem. Ann Arnett Ferguson demonstrates how a group of eleven- and twelve-year-old males are identified by school personnel as "bound for jail" and how the youth construct a sense of self under such adverse circumstances. The author focuses on the perspective and voices of pre-adolescent African American boys. How does it feel to be labeled "unsalvageable" by your teacher? How does one endure school when the educators predict one's future as "a jail cell with your name on it?" Through interviews and participation with these youth in classrooms, playgrounds, movie theaters, and video arcades, the author explores what "getting into trouble" means for the boys themselves. She argues that rather than simply internalizing these labels, the boys look critically at schooling as they dispute and evaluate the meaning and motivation behind the labels that have been attached to them. Supplementing the perspectives of the boys with interviews with teachers, principals, truant officers, and relatives of the students, the author constructs a disturbing picture of how educators' beliefs in a "natural difference" of black children and the "criminal inclination" of black males shapes decisions that disproportionately single out black males as being "at risk" for failure and punishment.Bad Boys is a powerful challenge to prevailing views on the problem of black males in our schools today. It will be of interest to educators, parents, and youth, and to all professionals and students in the fields of African-American studies, childhood studies, gender studies, juvenile studies, social work, and sociology, as well as anyone who is concerned about the way our schools are shaping the next generation of African American boys.Ann Arnett Ferguson is Assistant Professor of Afro-American Studies and Women's Studies, Smith College.

Balancing Work and Family in a Changing Society: The Fathers' Perspective
Balancing Work and Family in a Changing Society
The Fathers' Perspective
Hardcover      ISBN: 1137595272

Both research and policy on balancing work and family life have tended to focus on mothers' lives. There has been a general lack of comparative research to the complex intersection between old and new forms of masculinity; and between fatherhood, work-life balance, gender relations and children's well-being. As a result, men's fathering roles and their struggle with work-life balance have often been neglected. These cultural challenges should be better theorized within family and social policy research. This volume examines how fathers fulfill their roles both within the family and at work and what institutional support could be of most benefit to them in combining these roles.

Barricades: The War of the Streets in Revolutionary Paris, 1830-1848
Barricades
The War of the Streets in Revolutionary Paris, 1830-1848
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0312294794

Between 1830 and 1848, Paris was rocked by two successful revolutions, three failed insurrections, and seven serious assassination attempts against King Louis Phillippe and his sons. The June Days of 1848 - the worst urban insurrection in history until that time - finally brought this period to a close. Using a wide variety of sources, including detailed court records and hundreds of depositions of witnesses and suspects, Jill Harsin examines revolutionary republicanism during the violent underground movement of the July Monarchy, and describes these events in vivid detail. The lives of ordinary men are captured in their own words as Harsin illuminates the political aspirations of the working class. Harsin sheds light on the particular turbulence of this era, a period of disruption that stemmed from the contemporary working class codes of masculinity and honour.

Behold the Man: The Hype and Selling of Male Beauty in Media and Culture
Behold the Man
The Hype and Selling of Male Beauty in Media and Culture
Paperback      ISBN: 1560239530

The first comprehensive study of how images of male beauty are projected onto society, Behold the Man: The Hype and Selling of Male Beauty in Media and Culture examines the role media and society play in creating the image of the idealized male. This book explores how these images are interpreted by all genders and sexual orientations in order to investigate the phenomenon's effect on the self-esteem of adolescent and adult males. Behold the Man provides you with research and examples that identify this problem from many angles to help you realize that being a man is more than merely possessing muscles and good looks.Discussing examples in which both attractive men and women are idealized as "the norm," Behold the Man argues that men are experiencing the same injustices as women--splashed on the covers of magazines and in advertisements, based on their sex appeal, sometimes to promote nothing more than their looks. Within Behold the Man, you'll find topics that relate to the reasons for and effects of male beauty standards, such as:

  • aspects of male beauty, from Ancient Greek ideals to how it is visualized throughout history in art
  • the vision of "the ideal male," along with sexual connotations, in advertisements for clothing, cologne, sunglasses, automobiles, and shaving products
  • the emphasis of strong, well-built males and their bodies in movies, music videos, and literature
  • how men alter their bodies by dieting and cosmetic surgery to achieve the look found in advertisements
  • today's growing numbers of male eating disorders caused by the notion that only good-looking, muscular men are acceptable
  • reasons behind the exploitation of the male body and the double standards for male beauty found within gay male communities
  • how advertisers and authors faithfully follow the "bigger is better" theory--from pectoral and bicep muscles to penis sizeRecognizing how society has created and changed the appearance of the ideal male, this text explains to you the danger men of all ages face who feel they need to be physically handsome to be desirable. From Behold the Man, you'll learn about the real messages of advertising and media, the problems they cause, and that true self-worth cannot be measured by physical attributes.