Examining changing role models for masculine identityfrom cowboy in the 1950s to Terminator in the 1990s, from flesh-and-blood man to machinethis book suggests that men need new role models and that sufficient room needs to be left for the expression of male vulnerability, a psychic space that would accept attitudes and behaviors traditionally labeled as "feminine." This new model, Badinter argues, may reduce the profound effects of homophobia and misogyny.
|Publisher:||Columbia University Press|
|Series:||European Perspectives: A Series in Social Thought and Cultural Criticism|
|Edition description:||Revised ed.|
|Product dimensions:||5.74(w) x 8.89(h) x 0.63(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
ELISABETH BADINTER, internationally known feminist philosopher and historian, teaches at the École Polytechnique in Paris. LYDIA DAVIS is the author of Almost No Memory.