Politics of Masculinities: Men in Movements

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AltaMira Press, Sep 6, 1997 - Social Science - 164 pages
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The profound changes wrought by the feminist movement were by no means restricted to women. In the years since feminism has taken root, the role of men and masculinity has begun to undergo its own redefinition. Michael A. Messner provides a sociological framework to understand the responses of men to the changes, challenges, and crises in the social organization of gender. By examining not only what certain groups of men say about gender but what they do, Messner helps to illuminate the various social movements engaged with the politics of masculinity. Politics of Masculinities is one of the first books in the new Gender Lens series, which will look at the social world through the lens of gender. The mission of the series is to unpack the assumptions about gender that pervade social life, and to examine the centrality of these assumptions to the way we perceive and interpret our world. Politics of Masculinities is an ideal introduction to the discussion of gender roles and masculinity. This book will be of interest to students and professionals involved in gender studies, sociology, and menrs studies.
 

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User Review  - shannonkearns - LibraryThing

i liked this book a lot and found it a good synopsis of the various men's movements in the US. i also liked how the author laid out how the groups interacted with or against feminist groups and ... Read full review

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