Misframing Men: The Politics of Contemporary Masculinities

Misframing Men: The Politics of Contemporary Masculinities

by Michael Kimmel
     
 


Kimmel, among the world's best-known scholars in gender studies, discusses political moments such as the Virginia Military Institute and Citadel cases that reached the Supreme Court (he participated as expert witness for the Justice Department) along with Promise Keepers rallies, mythopoetic gatherings, and white supremacists. He takes on antifeminists as the real… See more details below

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Kimmel, among the world's best-known scholars in gender studies, discusses political moments such as the Virginia Military Institute and Citadel cases that reached the Supreme Court (he participated as expert witness for the Justice Department) along with Promise Keepers rallies, mythopoetic gatherings, and white supremacists. He takes on antifeminists as the real male bashers, questions the unsubstantiated assertions that men suffer from domestic violence to the same degree as women, and examines the claims made by those who want to rescue boys from the "misandrous" reforms initiated by feminism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813547626
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Publication date:
06/15/2010
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Michael Kimmel is a professor of sociology at SUNY, Stony Brook. A highly visible advocate for gender equality, he is the author of the celebrated Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men and Manhood in America, the definitive history of American masculinity, among other books, and is the founding editor of Men and Masculinities. He was among the founders of the National Organization for Men Against Sexism, now celebrating its thirty-fifth anniversary.

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Introduction: Misframing Men 1

Part 1 Reframings

1 Has "A Man's World" Become "A Woman's Nation"?: Men's Responses to Women's Increased Equality in the Twenty-first Century 15

2 The Children's Hour: Masculine Redemption in Contemporary Film (with Amy Aronson) 38

3 Reconciliation, Appropriation, Inspiration, and Conversation: Four Strategies of Racial Healing among White Men 50

Part 2 Reversals

4 Who Are the Real Male Bashers? 69

5 A War against Boys? 92

6 "Gender Symmetry" in Domestic Violence 99

Part 3 Restorations

7 Profiling School Shooters and Shooters' Schools: The Cultural Contexts of Aggrieved Entitlement and Restorative Masculinity 131

8 Globalization and Its Mal(e)contents: Masculinity on the Extreme Right 143

9 Promise Keepers: Patriarchy's Second Coming as Masculine Renewal 163

10 Saving the Males at VMI and Citadel 173

11 Janey Got Her Gun: A VMI Postscript 197

Part 4 Resistance

12 Who's Afraid of Men Doing Feminism? 209

13 Profeminist Men: The "Other" Men's Movement 220

Index 231

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