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  1. What Makes a Man?

    What Makes a Man?

    Sex Talk in Beirut and Berlin

    Written by Rashid al-Daif and Joachim Helfer, Translated by Ken Seigneurie and Gary Schmidt

    Series CMES Modern Middle East Literatures in Translation

    Center for Middle Eastern Studies, University of Texas at Austin

    In 2003, Lebanese writer Rashid al-Daif spent several weeks in Germany as part of the "West-East Divan" program, a cultural exchange effort meant to improve mutual awareness of German and Middle Eastern cultures. He was paired... Learn More
    Published: 15th January 2015
    Paperback | £23.99
  2. Mr. America
    For most of the twentieth century, the “Mr. America” image epitomized muscular manhood. From humble beginnings in 1939 at a small gym in Schenectady, New York, the Mr. America Contest became the world’s premier bodybuilding... Learn More
    Published: 5th January 2015
    Hardback | £27.99
  3. John Wayne’s World
    In a film career that spanned five decades, John Wayne became a U.S. icon of heroic individualism and rugged masculinity. His widespread popularity, however, was not limited to the United States: he was beloved among moviegoers... Learn More
    Published: 1st November 2014
    Paperback | £19.99
  4. Marrying Out
    When American Jewish men intermarry, goes the common assumption, they and their families are "lost" to the Jewish religion. In this provocative book, Keren R. McGinity shows that it is not necessarily so. She looks at intermarriage... Learn More
    Published: 1st September 2014
    Paperback | £21.99
  5. Fighting for Recognition
    In this riveting ethnography, R. Tyson Smith takes readers into the world of independent professional wrestling, where young men, mostly from mostly working-class suburban backgrounds, compete in community centers, high-school... Learn More
    Published: 19th August 2014
    Hardback | £79.00
    Paperback | £19.99
  6. When Boys Become Boys
    Based on a two-year study that followed boys from pre-kindergarten through first grade, When Boys Become Boys offers a new way of thinking about boys’ development. Through focusing on a critical moment of transition in boys’... Learn More
    Published: 6th June 2014
    Hardback | £74.00
    Paperback | £17.99
    PDF | £21.00
  7. A Room of His Own
    In nineteenth-century London, a clubbable man was a fortunate man, indeed. The Reform, the Athenaeum, the Travellers, the Carlton, the United Service are just a few of the gentlemen’s clubs that formed the exclusive preserve... Learn More
    Published: 15th May 2014
    Paperback | £25.99
  8. Conceiving Masculinity
    In Conceiving Masculinity, Liberty Walther Barnes puts the world of male infertility under the microscope to examine how culturally pervasive notions of gender shape our understanding of disease, and how disease impacts our personal... Learn More
    Published: 25th April 2014
    Hardback | £75.00
    Paperback | £24.99
  9. Cable Guys
    The emergence of "male-centered serials" such as The Shield, Rescue Me, and Sons Of Anarchy and the challenges these characters face in negotiating modern masculinities.                ... Learn More
    Published: 31st March 2014
    Hardback | £70.00
    Paperback | £20.99
    PDF | £24.00
  10. Loser Sons

    Loser Sons

    Politics and Authority

    By Avital Ronell

    University of Illinois Press

    There are sons who grow up unhappily believing that no matter what they do, they cannot please their fathers. Often unable to shed their sense of lifelong failure, either they give up and suffer in a permanent sulk, or they try... Learn More
    Published: 27th January 2012
    Hardback | £79.00
    Paperback | £20.99
  11. Live and Die Like a Man
    A rich ethnography of men in a low-income neighborhood in Cairo, Egypt, this book gives the reader a vivid sense of the meaning of masculinity and the multiple agents who contribute to the making of men in the Middle East.... Learn More
    Published: 4th September 2013
    Hardback | £70.00
    Paperback | £19.99
  12. Global Masculinities and Manhood

    Global Masculinities and Manhood

    Edited by Ronald L Jackson and Murali Balaji, Foreword by Molefi Asante

    University of Illinois Press

    Bringing together an array of interdisciplinary voices, Global Masculinities and Manhood examines the concept of masculinity from the perspectives of cultures around the world. Contributors to this volume deconstruct the history... Learn More
    Published: 14th December 2011
    Hardback | £41.00
    Paperback | £20.99
  13. Maturing Masculinities
    Based on interviews with male patients in a urology clinic in Cuernavaca, Maturing Masculinities offers an exploration of how older men in urban Mexico incorporate aging and decreasing erectile function into their conceptions... Learn More
    Published: 5th July 2013
    Hardback | £79.00
    Paperback | £19.99