Rethinking Masculinity: Philosophical Explorations in Light of Feminism / Edition 2

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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.

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Editorial Reviews

Cheng Chen
Rethinking Masculinity represents precisely the kind of intellectually provocative and constructive engagement with feminism that is so sorely needed among men.
Alison M. Jaggar
. . . fascinating . . . demonstrates incisively that feminist philosophy is no longer by, about, or even for women only.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780847682560
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/31/1996
  • Series: New Feminist Perspectives Series
  • Edition description: 2nd Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.36 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.98 (d)

Meet the Author

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.

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Table of Contents

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?

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