Male Order

Male Order

Unwrapping Masculinity

Dec 1996
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ISBN: 
9780853156901
£16.00

A new edition of our ground-breaking collection of articles exploring the meanings of masculinity, at work, at home, in politics and in love. 

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A new edition of our ground-breaking collection of articles exploring the meanings of masculinity, at work, at home, in politics and in love. Looking at fashion, images of black men, heterosexuality, feminism, the new man and families, this edition examines some of the growing uncertainties about what it means to be male today.

A feature of all the contributors is that they refer as a constant touchstone to popular culture - in film, television, fiction and daily life. This book sets out to unwrap the myths that have surrounded masculinity and men’s power, and argues that we need an understanding of masculinity if we are to make sense of politics and change in the 1990s.

Contributors: Jim Brewsher, Rowena Chapman, Cynthia Cockburn, Jack Dromey, Isaac Julien, Inez McCormack, Kobena Mercer, Suzanne Moore, Frank Mort, Jeff Rodrigues, Jonathan Rutherford, Lynne Segal and Vic Seidler.

‘Here are insights which spring from the page, piercing the mists which surround the subject’
Emmanuel Cooper

‘This volume presents an agenda for the left which it neglects at its peril’
Stuart Hall