Refusing to be a Man: Essays on Social Justice / Edition 2

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Since its original publication in 1989, Refusing to be a Man has been acclaimed as a classic and widely cited in gender studies literature. In 13 eloquent essays, Stoltenberg articulates the first fully argued liberation theory for men that will also liberate women. He argues that male sexual identity is entirely a political and ethical construction whose advantages grow out of injustice. His thesis is, however, ultimately one of hope - that precisely because masculinity is so constructed, it is possible to refuse it, to act against it and to change. A new introduction by the author discusses the roots of his work in the American civil rights and radical feminist movements and distinguishes it from the anti-feminist philosophies underlying the recent tide of reactionary mens movements.

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Stoltenberg, a radical feminist author and cofounder of Men Against Pornography, argues that male sexual identity is entirely a political and ethical construction, and that its advantages grow out of injustice. Because it is so constructed, he says, it is possible to refuse it, to act against it, and to change. He here adds a new introduction to the 1989 first edition, published by Breitenbush Books, discussing the roots of his work in the American civil rights and radical feminist movements, and distinguishing it from recent reactionary men's movements. Distributed by Taylor & Francis. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781841420417
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 6/21/2000
  • Series: Gender Studies
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 1,436,992
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.49 (d)

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