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Changing Men, Transforming Culture
Inside the Men's Movement
Eric Magnuson  

$36.95 Paperback
Release Date: 4/1/2008
ISBN: 9781594513954    

$94.00 Hardcover
Release Date: 4/1/2007
ISBN: 9781594513947    

200 Pages

Distributed for Paradigm Publishers


About the Book

The menís movement is a fascinating and vexing phenomenon that is part of the important history of gender change in the United States and the world. Men are finally engaging the challenges of feminism and rethinking what it means to be a man in todayís society. At stake in this "crisis of masculinity" is the future of the family, the economy, and the society as a whole. This book examines the cultural imagery and the actions of the men of the mythopoetic menís movement in particular, examining their ideas, goals, and behavior.
The book innovates theoretically by synthesizing cultural sociology with an interest in power as well as social psychology. Using ethnography as its primary research method, the study explores hegemony and microlevel power on the interactional level. The result is a dynamic look at the social construction of cultural discourse and the action that follows in this curious and unusual social movement.

About the Author(s)

Eric Magnuson is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Loyola Marymount University.

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments
1. Cultural Construction and Social Change
2. A New Direction in Interpreting Masculinity
3. The Power of the Organic Intellectual
4. Constructing Counterhegemonic Masculinity
5. The Mythopoetic Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism
6. Conclusion
About the Author


Sample Chapter

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Related Topics

Gender Studies
Women's Studies

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