The Masculine Self
University of Mary Washington
Available November 15, 2009
432 pages, paperback
Student Price: $77.95
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Arguably the most comprehensive Men's Studies textbook in existence, The Masculine Self applies mainstream psychological theory to gendered perspectives on the lives of men and boys, and then covers an ever-growing body of research on "men's issues": emotion, work, aggression, physical health, mental health, and relationships.
New to the 4th edition is a completely reworked final chapter on contemporary developments in the areas of same-sex marriage, the growing population of incarcerated men in the United States, the social problems of pornography and prostitution, and the so-called "boy crisis" in pre- and post-secondary education. The reader will also find a step forward in the interdisciplinary nature of the text, with significant contributions from history, sociology, anthropology, theatre, and other disciplines.
The text's manageable length makes it perfect for use as either a main text or supplement. Its accessible style and engaging approach are ideal for providing a solid understanding of the material and stimulating classroom discussion.