The Sex of Men in Premodern Europe

A Cultural History
Author: Patricia Simons
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107004918
Category: History
Page: 327
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A richly textured cultural history that investigates the characterization of the sex of adult male bodies before the Enlightenment.

The Men

A Lyric Book
Author: Lisa Robertson
Publisher: BookThug
ISBN: 0973974257
Category: Poetry
Page: 69
View: 1901

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In Vancouver as the dark winter tapered into springI undertook to singMy life my body these wordsThe men from a perspective. The Men is a work that will be both familiar and fresh to anyone who has read Lisa Robertson. As a poet Robertson has received unrivaled praise for her uncompromising intelligence and style. The Men will not only compliment her previous work, but will add a new layer as a far more personal and lyrical book than anything she has yet published. Who are the men? The Menare a riddle. What do they want? Their troubles become lyric. The Men explores a territory between the poet and a lyric lineage among men. Following a tradition that includes Petrarch’s Sonnets, Cavalcanti, Dante’s works on the vernacular, Montaigne, and even Kant, Robertson is compelled towards the construction of the textual subjectivity these authors convey - a subjectivity that honours all the ambivalence, doubt, and tenderness of the human. Yet she remains angered by the structure of gender these works advance. It is this troubled texture of identification that she examines in The Men. How does a woman of the present century see herself, in men’s lyric texts of the renaissance, in the tradition of the philosophy of the male subject, as well as in the men that surround her, obfuscating, dear, idiotic and gorgeous as they often seem? What if ‘she’ wrote ‘his’ poems? At once intimate and oblique, humorous and heartbreaking, composed and furious, - The Men seeks to defamiliarize both who, and what men are.

More Awkward Situations for Men


Author: Danny Wallace
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1446489205
Category: Humor
Page: 288
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In the brilliant AWKWARD SITUATIONS FOR MEN, Danny Wallace entertained us with wonderfully funny true stories from his often embarrassing and bewildering everyday life as a man. Well, Danny is back - and he's even more confused than ever! A lot has happened to Danny Wallace in the past year. He has had a baby and has been hobnobbing with the powers that be in Hollywood. But that hasn't made him any less awkward. Being more of a grown up brings its own baffling etiquette and expected social graces, and no-one has told Danny. Join Danny once again on his very funny stumble through more Awkward Situations. It's not easy being a man!

Analyse des Films "Children of Men" von Alfonso Cuarón


Author: Tarkan Tek,Manuel Wiesner
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3656033307
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 39
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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2009 im Fachbereich Filmwissenschaft, Note: 1, Universität Wien (Politikwissenschaft), Veranstaltung: Qualitative Methoden und Filmanalyse (Politikwissenschaft), Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Mich interessiert besonders die Beziehung der Themen Sicherheit, Migration und Menschenrechte. Im Film werden die Menschenrechte, zugunsten der Sicherheit aufgeben. Das zeigt sich am deutlichsten darin, wie der englische Staat mit ImmigrantInnen umgeht. Das Thema der Migration war für mich, aufgrund meiner Erfahrungen in Österreich, besonders interessant. Z.B.: die kulturellen Unterschiede in Österreich, in der Türkei oder in anderen Ländern. Dieser Film ist ein menschliches Drama, es wird gezeigt wie sich die Probleme dieser Welt auf einzelne Individuen auswirken. Ich finde diese Darstellung sehr spannend, weshalb ich mich darauf freue diesen Film genauer zu bearbeiten. Tarkan Tek

QED and the Men who Made it

Dyson, Feynman, Schwinger, and Tomonaga
Author: Silvan S. Schweber
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691033273
Category: Science
Page: 732
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"In the 1930s, physics was in a crisis. There appeared to be no way to reconcile the new theory of quantum mechanics with Einstein's theory of relativity. In the post-World War II period, four eminent physicists rose to the challenge and developed a calculable version of quantum electrodynamics (QED). This formulation of QED was pioneered by Freeman Dyson, Richard Feynman, Julian Schwinger, and Sin-Itiro Tomonaga, three of whom won the Nobel Prize for their work. Schweber begins with an account of the early work done by physicists such as Dirac and Jordan, and describes the gathering of eminent theorists at Shelter Island in 1947. The rest of his narrative comprises individual biographies of the four physicists, discussions of their major contributions, and the story of the scientific community in which they worked"--Publisher's description.

Men, Masculinities and Social Theory (RLE Social Theory)


Author: Jeff Hearn,D.H.J. Morgan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317647807
Category: Social Science
Page: 264
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This volume presents a series of illustrative and critical perspectives upon the developing study of men and masculinities and its importance for sociological theory. The contributions, by women and men from Britain and the United States, are organized around the unifying themes of Power and Domination; Sexuality; Identity and Perception. Feminism has raised profound questions for the social sciences, for sociological theory and for the study of men. The contributors to this volume discuss how such questions can be addressed. They demonstrate the range of theoretical traditions that can be brought to bear on the study of men, and underline the importance of understanding ‘masculinities’ in the plural. In a concluding section, three different views upon the controversy surrounding ‘Men’s Studies’ are presented.

Of Comics and Men

A Cultural History of American Comic Books
Author: Jean-Paul Gabilliet,Bart Beaty,Nick Nguyen
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 9781604732672
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 390
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This is a seminal study of the evolution and development of the American comic from the 1930s to the present day. The book is divided into three sections covering the history, an overview of the distribution and consumption of American comic books, and an account of the popularisation and legitimisation of the comic book form.

The Men and the Boys


Author: R. W. Connell,Raewyn Connell
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520228696
Category: Social Science
Page: 259
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"This book breaks new ground and expands the discourse on masculinities. Connell is an energetic scholar whose eclectic internationalist, sociological, historical, and even psychoanalytic perspectives are important to hear. Probably no other scholar writing on masculinity has such a broad grasp."--Tim Beneke, author of Proving Manhood "Connell has provided a much needed nudge to current scholarship on masculinities by showing the way toward larger global theorization. The Men and the Boys is an outstanding work that will be very well received."--Michael A. Messner, University of Southern California "Bob Connell is arguably the most influential male social scientist writing about masculinities today. And this colection of essays shows him in top form. Connell is a most adept theorist who can synthesize micro and macro, structural and personal, individual bodies and the body social, and, even more ambitiously, the global and--literally!--the microbial. This is a truly important book."-- Michael Kimmel, author of Manhood in America and The Gendered Society "Bob Connell is the most fertile, astute and influential analyst of the myriad and messy meanings of masculinities on the planet. The Men and the Boys boldly extends the scope, depth and power of the foundational work he laid in Masculinities to address the most urgent and difficult questions about global gender and injustice of our time. Dare I label it a heroic work?"--Judith Stacey, author of Brave New Families

Men and Masculinities

A Social, Cultural, and Historical Encyclopedia
Author: Michael S. Kimmel,Amy Aronson
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1576077748
Category: Reference
Page: 892
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Alphabetically arranged original essays explore such topics as historical movements, race and masculinity, marriage, and aging.

Between Men

English Literature and Male Homosocial Desire
Author: Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231082730
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 244
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At the time of its first appearance in 1985 Between Men was viewed as an important intervention into Feminist as well as Gay and Lesbian studies. It was an important book because it argued that "sexuality" and "desire" were not a historical phenomenon but carefully managed social constructs. This insight (that actually originated with Michael Foucault) is often viewed as anti-humanist or post-humanist because it argues that men and women are simply the products of patriarchal power relations over which they have no control. By mobilizing Foucault's theories of the history of sexuality Sedgwick re-fashions Feminism and Gay and Lesbian Studies to make it seem as though Feminism and Gay and Lesbian studies are ideally situated to continue those interventions into the history of sexuality begun by Foucault.

All the King's Men


Author: Robert Penn Warren
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547536844
Category: Fiction
Page: 540
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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, this classic book is generally regarded as the finest novel ever written on American politics. It describes the career of Willie Stark, a back-country lawyer whose idealism is overcome by his lust for power.

Just Boys Doing Business?

Men, Masculinities and Crime
Author: Tim Newburn,Elizabeth A. Stanko
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415093200
Category: Law
Page: 290
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The first collection to discuss the relationship between masculinity. Drawing together leading experts from three continents such areas as as policing, prisons, violence on women, homicide, white collar crime and male victimisation.

Comic Women, Tragic Men

Study of Gender and Genre in Shakespeare
Author: Linda Bamber
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804765695
Category: Drama
Page: 212
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This book proceeds from the assumption that Shakespeare, so often perceived as the one writer who appears to have transcended the limits of gender, inevitably writes from the perspective of his own gender. From this perspective, whatever represents the Self is necessarily male; and the Other, which challenges the Self, is female. The author's approach gives us a fresh understanding of both Shakespeare's characters and the structure of the plays. The author defines genre in terms of the nature of the challenge offered by the Other to the Self. Using specific plays and characters of Shakespeare, the author shows how in tragedy the Other betrays or appears to betray the Self; in comedy the Other evades the social hierarchies dominated by versions of the male Self; in romance the Other comes and goes, leaving the Self bereft when she is gone and astounding him with happiness when she reappears. History is defined as a genre in which the masculine heroes confront no challenge from the Other but only from each other, from other versions of the Self. The book consists of a long theoretical introduction followed by chapters on comedy, history, and some individual plays: Hamlet, Antony and Cleopatra, Macbeth, Coriolanus, and The Tempest.

On Men

Masculinity in Crisis
Author: Anthony Clare
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1446410102
Category: Psychology
Page: 272
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An exploration of the challenged state of masculinity in our post-feminist society of gender equality. As we reach the millennium, there is hardly anything to be done that cannot be done by women - where does this leave men? Have men been pushed out of parenting - even of procreation? The brute strength of the male is no longer necessary to mine coal or build ships - or even make war. Men don't have to "provide" for their families, as more women harness their intelligence and generate their own incomes. Is it surprising that male suicides outnumber female by a factor of 3 or 4 to 1, or that the predilection of males to be violent - once seen as a source of pride - now seems to threaten our very culture and civilisation? Is what Clare calls the "phallic man" - assertive, authoritative, dominant, in control not only of himself but of women - dying out? As a practising psychiatrist, Anthony Clare brings a knowledge of science and medicine plus a deep understanding of the human heart and mind to this lively, readable, fair-handed and above all sympathetic examination of the male in today's society.

Abused Men

The Hidden Side of Domestic Violence
Author: Philip W. Cook
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313356181
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 233
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An award-winning investigative journalist provides a disturbing new look at an underreported type of domestic violence—the abuse of men. * The latest research figures and up-to-date surveys on the prevalence of intimate partner violence against men * Personal interviews and cases drawn from media coverage of politicians and other public figures * A selected bibliography

Mapping Men and Empire

A Geography of Adventure
Author: Richard Phillips
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415137713
Category: Science
Page: 208
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First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Trouble with Men

Masculinities in European and Hollywood Cinema
Author: Phil Powrie,Ann Davies,Bruce Babington
Publisher: Wallflower Press
ISBN: 9781904764083
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 253
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A collection of original essays focusing on masculinity and film, particularly the representation of European masculinity. Spilt into four sections -- stars, class and race, fathers and bodies -- areas covered include the Carmen films, Yiddish cinema, romantic comedy and beur cinema.

Let Us Now Praise Famous Men

Three Tenant Families
Author: James Agee,Walker Evans
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780618127498
Category: History
Page: 416
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An illustrated portrayal of three Alabama sharecropper families in 1936 examines their everyday existence in poverty.

Detecting Men

Masculinity and the Hollywood Detective Film
Author: Philippa Gates
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 0791481387
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 356
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Looks at how detective films have reflected and shaped our ideas about masculinity, heroism, law and order, and national identity.