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Men's Lives [Paperback]

Michael S. Kimmel , Michael A. Messner
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September 30, 1997 0205266495 978-0205266494 4
A reader for courses in men's issues, masculinities, or sociology of men. Organized around themes that define masculinity. New section on Collegiate Masculinities. Includes recent research by feminist scholars and pro-feminism men. New articles specific to ethnicity and race.

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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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Michael S. Kimmel is Professor of Sociology at SUNY at Stony Brook.  He is the author of Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men (HarperCollins, 2008) which was featured on the Today Show, Good Morning America and featured on over one hundred radio and newspaper and blog reviews.  His other books include Changing Men (1987), Men’s Lives(8th edition, 2009) Against the Tide: Profeminist Men in the United States, 1776-1990 (1992), The Politics of Manhood (1996), Manhood: A Cultural History (1996, 10th anniversary second edition, 2006), and The Gendered Society (3rd edition, 2008).  He co-edited The Encyclopedia on Men and Masculinities (2004) and Handbook of Studies on Men and Masculinities (2004).  He is the founder and editor of Men and Masculinities, the field’s premier scholarly journal, a book series on Gender and Sexuality at New York University Press, and edited the Sage Series on Men and Masculinities.  He lectures extensively in corporations and on campuses in the U.S. and abroad.  He lives in Brooklyn, New York with his wife and co-author, Amy Aronson, and their 10 year old son, Zachary. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 599 pages
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon; 4 edition (September 30, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0205266495
  • ISBN-13: 978-0205266494
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 7 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,717,846 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The fourth edition of Kimmel and Messner's Men's Lives is an engaging anthology accessing the forefront of scholarship about diverse men and masculinities. Going beyond earlier texts and collections, Men's Lives now reflects the development of greater theoretical sophistication and coherence in a field once often represented as anecdote and generalization. It is not simply "good men's studies," it is good gender studies. An instructor's resource manual is available and provides relevant summaries, experiential learning exercises, and examination questions, plus key terms, films, and internet resources.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Kimmel and Messner: a critique of gender December 21, 2006
While some reviewers seem to state that Kimmel and Messner are painting men in a particularly bad light, these reviews seem to miss the key points that the authors are trying to make: the problem is masculinity and the way men perform masculinity, not males themselves. Kimmel and Messner critique gender and all the stereotypes surrounding it to present a manual for understanding masculinity as a social construction. Some articles in this reader are less helpful than others but overall it is a great introduction to masculinity studies and I highly recommend it. The book presents a variety of men's voices while sadly leaving out men with disabilities and trans men. The book cities arenas of oppression and explains how men AND women contribute to a culture where oppressive masculinity is allowed to reign.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Happy Customer :) September 8, 2011
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Received on time and as described. I am very happy with my purchase!! It is exactly what I needed...
Product was in great condition!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Terrible book... April 3, 2013
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Terrible book, it's for school so honestly there's not much to complain about, but the book is organized into stories instead of hard facts. Some people in my class actually enjoy it this way though, I personally don't, you may.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Men's Lives October 28, 2009
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Received it right away and was in the condition the seller described. I would recommend this seller.
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