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Men and Feminism: Seal Studies Paperback – May 12, 2009
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[Men and Feminism] is brief, it's engaging, and it doesn't mince words in explaining exactly what feminism has to offer men, and why they should get behind it. --Bitch Magazine
[Men and Feminism] is refreshingly...attentive to economic and political relations of injustice and structures of gender power... Men and Feminism raises the bar for well-intentioned men. --Michael Flood, Men and Masculinities
Drawing from significant intersectional, antisexist, and antiracist theory, [Men and Feminism] is an informative introduction to feminism in general and to how men stand to gain from it in particular. --For Your Bookshelf, Association of American Colleges and Universities
Shira Tarrant isn't afraid to go into unexpected territory ... [This book] discusses the history of men in feminism, but also analyzes conversations about gender and masculinity while providing resources for men interested in feminist actions. --Allison McCarthy, Womanist Musings
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Shira Tarrant's writing also appears with AlterNet, In These Times, Jezebel, the Ms. Magazine Blog, Bitch, BUST Magazine, Huffington Post, and other publications.
Shira Tarrant's commentary on gender issues, masculinity, pop culture, and sexual politics have been featured on global media including the Canadian Broadcast Corporation, NBC, Forbes, KCAL 9 News, Chicago Tribune, Baltimore Sun, Denver Post, Sydney Morning Herald, and on radio stations in Los Angeles, New York, Berkeley, and Houston.
Dr. Tarrant received her PhD in political science from the University of California, Los Angeles. She is a professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department at California State University, Long Beach. Read more at http://shiratarrant.com and follow her on twitter @shiratarrant.
Top Customer Reviews
Considering historical and cultural context, Tarrant gives due credit to men who are challenging the confines of traditional masculinity. What I like best about Men and Feminism is that it is incredibly readable and engaging, thoroughly researched and informative without being overly didactic. Anecdotes and opinions from regular men and feminist allies are included throughout the book, a reminder that the voices of men are fundamental to this critical dialogue, as ultimately all the facts and theories are actually about men and women's real lives and experiences. This is an essential introduction to an important ongoing discussion within feminism. Interesting, insightful, and, most importantly, accessible, Men and Feminism is a must-read for academics, activists, feminists, and just about everyone else.
"...research on university campuses reveals that a lot of men privately disagree with sexism and misogyny, but far fewer are willing to come forward in public with their feminist, egalitarian opinions."
I have often seen this in groups of men. This is a great book and easy to read.
The book succeeds by highlighting feminism's internal critiques, and showing the periodic shortcomings of theory-to-practice transitions. It seems to me that occasionally people reject feminism because they imagine an indoctrinated homogeneous herd. This book shows that feminism evolves and continues to re-examine itself. Men and Feminism highlights juxtaposed ideals and practice, the intersections of identity and experience, and the shifting of spheres we inhabit. Hopefully those who are more feminist-minded than they realize will find it as an open door.
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Very informative about what feminism really is and how both men and women play a part in it.Published 1 month ago by Irania
I do not really like this book, though I am a feminist. It is kind of boring.Published 14 months ago by Heather M. May
The book came in the condition I ordered it in, was purchased at a great price and shipped to my home before expected. I couldn't have asked for more. Read morePublished on July 26, 2011 by Amazon Customer
I'll be sharing this with my son this summer for sure. It's very accessible, entertaining, and covers a lot of ground very concisely. Makes clear that men are not on the sidelines!Published on June 21, 2010 by Rebekah Spicuglia
I'm not the sort of person who usually reads this kind of book, but it really grabbed my attention right from the get go, and never let go. Read morePublished on May 14, 2010 by David Henry Sterry