The Gender of Desire: Essays on Male Sexuality


Articles and essays on the construction of male sexuality by a pioneer in the field of masculinity studies.
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Articles and essays on the construction of male sexuality by a pioneer in the field of masculinity studies.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791463383
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 1/6/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael S. Kimmel is Professor of Sociology at Stony Brook University, State University of New York. He has written and edited many books, including The History of Men: Essays on the History of American and British Masculinities, also published by SUNY Press, and The Gendered Society, Second Edition. He is also the editor of Men and Masculinities, a leading journal in the field.

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Table of Contents


I. The Construction of Male Sexual Desire
1 Gendering Desire
2 Masculinity as Homophobia: Fear, Shame, and Silence in the Construction of Gender Identity

II. In Our Dreams: Sexual Fantasy and Sexual Representation
3 The Gender of Desire: The Sexual Fantasies of Women and Men with Rebecca F. Plante
4 Pornography and Male Sexuality
5 Sexual Violence in Three Pornographic Media: Toward a Sociological Explanation with Martin Barron
6 Does Censorship Make a Difference? An Aggregate Empirical Analysis of Pornography and Rape with Annulla Linders

III. From Fantasy to Reality: Sexual Identity and Sexual Behavior
7 Sexual Balkanization: Gender and Sexuality as the New Ethnicities
8 Hard Issues and Soft Spots: Counseling Men about Sexuality with Jeffrey C. Fracher
9 Bisexuality: A Sociological Perspective with John H. Gagnon and Cathy Stein Greenblat
10 The Kindest Un-Cut: Feminism, Judaism, and My Son’s Foreskin

IV. Sex and Violence
11 “What’s Love Got to Do with It?” Rape, Domestic Violence, and the Making of Men
12 Gender Symmetry in Domestic Violence: A Substantive and Methodological Research Review
13 The Unnatural History of Rape
14 Reducing Men’s Violence: The Personal Meets the Political


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