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A disappointing effort from someone who knows better.,
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This review is from: The Male Body: A New Look at Men in Public and Private (Hardcover)
Don't expect anything approaching a scholarly critique of masculinity and modern culture in this maddeningly mundane, soon-to-be-outdated litany of social observations, which avoid challenging the reader at all cost. Bardo is capable of so much more. In describing herself as a "philosopher of culture" in this book, she has excused herself from engaging in serious discourse (and "disses" the notion of discourse in the process!) on men and masculinity and instead, churns out what she hopes will be a Gail Sheehy-style best seller.Unless you're fascinated with lengthy musings on Hollywood and Madison Avenue's manipulation of the male image, skip this one.
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Initial post: Jan 14, 2012 2:49:24 PM PST
Drea M. says:
Do you have something similar in topic that you'd recommend over this book?
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