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Rethinking Masculinity

Philosophical Explorations in Light of Feminism, 2nd Edition

Edited by Robert Strikwerda and Patrick D. Hopkins - Contributions by Harry Brod; Daniel Callahan; Kenneth Clatterbaugh; Patrick Grim; J Glenn Gray; Leonard Harris; Patrick Hopkins; Hugh LaFollette; Thomas Laqueur; Larry May; Charles Mills; Richard Schmitt; Victor Seidler; Robert Stuffelbeam and Laurence Thomas

The new edition of this popular book is reorganized to present pairs of contrasting views on what it means to be a man in contemporary Western culture. Addressing such issues as sex differences, fatherhood, intimacy, homosexuality, and oppression; the collection also includes new discussions of paternity, pornography, mixed-race marriage, impotence, and violence. Rethinking Masculinity is an excellent text for gender studies, ethics, and social philosophy courses. « less more »
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 288Size: 6 3/8 x 9 1/4
978-0-8476-8256-0 • Hardback • October 1996 • $126.00 • (£85.00)
978-0-8476-8257-7 • Paperback • October 1996 • $25.00 • (£15.95)
978-1-4616-4206-0 • eBook • October 1996 • $24.99 • (£15.95)
Larry May is Professor of Philosophy at Washington University in St. Louis. Robert Strikwerda is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Indiana University-Kokomo. Patrick D. Hopkins is a doctoral candidate at Washington University in St. Louis.
Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Sex Differences
Chapter 3 Sex and Social Roles
Chapter 4 Behavior, Biology and the Brain
Chapter 5 Aggression and Violence
Chapter 6 The Enduring Appeals of Battle
Chapter 7 Masculinity and Violence
Part 8 Intimacy and Sexual Identity
Chapter 9 Male Friendship and Intimacy
Chapter 10 Gender Treachery
Part 11 Romance and Marriage
Chapter 12 Real Men
Chapter 13 Do Black Men Have a Moral Duty to Marry Black Women?
Part 14 Paternity and Responsibility
Chapter 15 Bioethics and Fatherhood
Chapter 16 The Facts of Fatherhood
Part 17 Fatherhood and Manhood
Chapter 18 Fatherhood and Nurturance
Chapter 19 About Losing It: The Fear of Impotence
Part 20 Pornography and Sexuality
Chapter 21 Pornography and the Alienation of Male Sexuality
Chapter 22 Erogenous Zones and Ambiguity: Sexuality and the Bodies of Women and Men
Part 23 Oppression and Empowerment
Chapter 24 Honor, Emasculation, and Empowerment
Chapter 25 Are Men Oppresses?
Rethinking Masculinity represents precisely the kind of intellectually provocative and constructive engagement with feminism that is so sorely needed among men.
Cheng Chen, University of Southern California

. . . fascinating . . . demonstrates incisively that feminist philosophy is no longer by, about, or even for women only.
Alison M. Jaggar, University of Colorado, Boulder