Subject Area: Men's Studies

African-American Male Perspective of Barriers to Success
 Harris, Whitney G.
1999 0-7734-7884-1 180 pages
This book differs from most of the available literature focused on African-American males, in that it is based on a collection of studies conducted on African-American males and data gathered from them, allowing them to ‘speak for themselves’. A few of the essays deal with the topic of being a gay African-American male.

Alarming Relation Between Early School Leaving and Crime: A Case Study of Twelve Male School Drop-Outs Who Ended Up Behind Bars
 Smale, William
2012 0-7734-2661-2 312 pages
Smale and Gounko study twelve men who dropped out of school early, and wound up in juvenile delinquency. While many studies have suggested a link between early school leaving and delinquency nobody has done a study from the perspective of the criminals using dissimilar populations. The directional causality between criminal behavior and dropping out of school has yet to be established, and this study brings researchers one step closer to fully understanding which one happens first. The authors outline a long list of factors that contribute to early school leaving, and they insist that educators can play a role in impacting the in school environment to create positive outcomes for students on the fence about dropping out.

Aristocratic Masculinity in France (1450-1550). From Knight to Courtier
 Cox, Darrin
2012 0-7734-2927-1 368 pages
Looks at how masculinity is depicted in knightly memoirs in 15th century France. The meaning of male and female sexuality was constructed on a hierarchical scale of one single gender, and not a binary opposition of two biologically distinct bodies. The author shows numerous examples of this trend in the knightly memoirs that support this understanding. By the end of the sixteenth century, it is evident that a gender crisis did not occur among noble warriors, since men who styled themselves knights merely adopted many of the outward forms of the courtier while retaining a right to violence as both a mark of nobility and signifier of manhood.

Boyishness in American Culture. The Charms and Dangers of Social Immaturity
 Kirby, David
1991 0-88946-793-5 212 pages
Examines the charms and, more closely, the dangers of boyishness in American culture. Argues the paradox of American culture by drawing from the allied disciplines of literature, history, and psychology, from sources as venerable as the classic texts of our civilization and as current as today's headlines. In the words of one journalist, "our dreamy, drifting culture throws off dangerous, drifting dreamers," the kind of men who shoot our presidents, of course, yet also the kind of men who sometimes become president.

Christian Warrior in the Twentieth Century
 Davies, Jon
1995 0-7734-9034-5 182 pages
This study traces the long evolution of the male military-heroic tradition of the West and its reinvigoration by Christian theology and ecclesiology. It shows how this heroic tradition lies behind notions of national and gender identity, and how, with the shared symbolism of war remembrance and war memorials, this century comes to an end in an elaboration of a common, sacralised bellicognisant Eurochristian culture. It concludes with an analysis of the working out of this culture in debates about 'War Crimes', masculine concepts of 'Duty' and a war (The Gulf War) on Eurochristianity's frontier with Islam.

Creating a New Ideal of Masculinity for American Men
 Willey, Nicole L.
2008 0-7734-5204-4 324 pages
This work examines the male characters presented in each of the following works: Susan Warner’s The Wide, Wide World (1850), Fanny Fern’s Ruth Hall (1855), Harriet E. Wilson’s Our Nig (1859), and Harriet Jacobs’ Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (1861). These sentimental women authors presented masculine ideals in their literature and have played an important role in the construction of gender in America.

Daily Life of an Ordinary American Soldier During World War 2: The Letters of Wilbur C. Berget
 Berget, Wilbur C.
2008 0-7734-4918-3 500 pages
Written between 1941 and 1945, these personal, detailed letters serve as an important resource for World War II historians by illuminating the lives of ordinary soldiers.

Equality of the Two Sexes
 Frankforter, A. Daniel
1989 0-88946-303-4 150 pages
In this excellent example of Cartesian rationalism, Poullain expounds a remarkably modern feminist position: that sexual inequality is not rooted in nature, but is the historical result of custom, ignorance, and prejudice. The first English text printed since 1677, with the original French text of 1673 included.

Harold Frederic's Social Drama and the Crisis of 1890's Evangelical Protestant Culture
 Adams, Richmond B
2013 0-7734-4530-7 328 pages
The books written by Harold Frederic depict a self-made, properly Protestant American. Yet, in some of his books in particular The Damnation of Theron Ware, Frederic depicts self-made women, and challenges the idea that only men can attain culturally-defined success. The works offer an inversion of late 19th century gender-based expectations.

Exposing the Presumptions of Patriarchy
(Interviews and Novels by Clare Boylan, Maeve Kelly, Mary O'Donnell, and Anne Haverty)
 Houston, Nainsi J.
2006 0-7734-5558-2 224 pages
The roles of men and women in Ireland have changed a great deal in the last fifty years and many of these changes can be attributed to the dual influence of the Irish Women’s Movement and Ireland’s inclusion in the European Community/Union. While these two influences affected many rapid legal changes toward equality for women and men in Ireland, Irish society has been slow to reflect these shifts. The novels examined in this book reflect the gap between these legal and societal changes.

Impact of Militarism and Social Mobility on the Construction of Masculinity in Elizabethan and Jacobean Drama
 Francisco, Timothy
2007 0-7734-5390-3 132 pages
Examines the relationship between the military changes described in military manuals published in the latter half of the sixteenth-century and the portrayals of warfare and men who practice war in selected plays of Christopher Marlowe and Ben Jonson. The study argues that the sweeping technological and social changes that were part of the military revolution of the sixteenth century contribute to the negotiations of masculinity identified by many critics as a central concern of these plays, and that the effects of the military revolution of Elizabethan England were felt far beyond the confines of practice fields and military texts.

Letters to Mr. Urban of the Gentleman's Magazine, 1751-1811
 Sherbo, Arthur
1997 0-7734-8427-2 260 pages
Gentleman's Magazine, begun in 1731, soon featured a section devoted to letters from various correspondents on many subjects, from all parts of Britain and abroad. Many of the letter-writers were clergymen, many were antiquaries. Some accompanied their letters with drawings, inscriptions, and sketches. There was virtually no subject left untouched, and there is information of one kind or another, neglected by scholars in many branches of learning. Readers of this volume will find biographical information, literary criticism, Shakespeare criticism, theatrical data, and bibliographic material. Table of Contents: Richard Greene, Curator of His Own Museum; William Bickerstaffe, An Active Curate; Theophilus Lobb, Pii hominis; Samuel Watson, Another Quiet Life; Thomas Holt White, Brother of Gilbert White of Selborne; John Kynaston, A Neglected Shakespearean; Joseph Boerhadem, Old-Fashined Clergyman; The Reverend Mr. Samuel Badcock, Reviewer for the Monthly Review; H. N., Unidentified Scholar; Samuel Ayscough of the British Museum, Prince of Index-Makers; Henry Lemoine, Hack of all Trades; John Elderton, Chaplain to the Earl of Cork and Orrery

Male Protagonists in Four Novels of Alice Walker
 Dixon, Henry O.
2007 0-7734-5571-X 124 pages
This book examines the way in which major male characters, through their violent, abusive, sadistic or reformed behavior, contribute to either the destruction of development of female protagonists in four of Alice Walker’s early novels: The Third life of Grange Copeland, Meridian, The Color Purple, and The Temple of My Familiar. These men are capable of both good and evil, and in all four novels the major male characters experience enlightenment and eventually contribute to the development of the female protagonists in the novels. Further, the book examines some reasons why African-American men may be abusive to women of similar racial descent, also showing how African-American men, like those in these novels, may be able to transcend these negative causes and contribute to wholesome and profitable relationships with both women and other males.

Male's Midlife Rite of Passage
 Will, Frederic
2006 0-7734-5773-9 432 pages
Dramatizes the well-known rite of passage in anthropology, while addressing this famous male transition as it occurs in three midlife western intellectuals.

Male-Female Relations in the Literary Maghreb: Poetics and Politics of Violence and Liberation in Francophone North African Literature by Tahar Ben Jelloun
 Nangia, Shonu
2011 0-7734-1488-6 204 pages
This book is a study of male-female relations in two acclaimed novels by contemporary Maghrebi Francophone author and French intellectual, Tahar Ben Jelloun. The problematic of male-female relations in the Maghreb, especially as represented by Tahar Ben Jelloun--with its extensive and overarching implications and possibilities within and beyond the realm of literary enquiry--has not received due scholarly and critical attention up until now. This study responds to the need for a holistic understanding of these male-female relations.

 Whisker, James B.
1992 0-7734-9553-3 216 pages
This is a succinct comparative study of civilian militias, covering a vast amount of material frequently overlooked in conventional military history. Not only examines American, European, Asian, and Middle East militias, but also discusses the traditions of political thinking about the role of citizen soldiers as distinct from professional or mercenary military class.

Negotiating Masculinities and Bodies in Schools
 Davison, Kevin G.
2007 0-7734-5354-7 248 pages
This book explores gender and the body in relation to the postmodern condition, challenging the stability of modernist understandings of gender and making a case for viewing gender as a pedagogical tool rather than as a threat. The research was conducted online among female-to-male transgender and gay men participants, presenting a complex methodological analysis to further question the stability of subjective gender identities. Historical moments when technology and gender have collided are considered as illustrations of the possibilities inherent in technology for renegotiating gendered identities. Further, contemporary debates about boys and academic underachievement are critically examined to illustrate how the resistance to a gender analysis may perpetuate educational inequities. This text offers the potential for building new theories to address gender gravity as a force that can be actively resisted and renegotiated as a part of everyday educational practices.

Professional Men and Domesticity in the Mid-Victorian Novel
 Fasick, Laura
2003 0-7734-6716-5 212 pages
Examines the ethos of intellectual work for men in a set of novels strongly influenced by Thomas Carlyle, the Victorian Age’s prime proponent of work. It questions the longstanding tradition of regarding the 19th century as a time when a stern work ethic flourished in successful opposition to gentler, female-identified values of domesticity and nurture. This book argues that an over-emphasis on domesticity as the source of virtue and happiness led to a devaluation of the satisfactions to be found in intellectual and vocational arenas separate from domestic life.

Relations Between the Sexes in the Plays of George Bernard Shaw
 Pagliaro, Harold
2004 0-7734-6365-8 231 pages
Examines the many heterosexual configurations in the plays and to demonstrate by the accumulation of evidence that the actions of Shaw’s chief characters are typically the result of their sexual concerns, often coupled with issues of principle. This book is a must for all Shaw specialists and will be of great interest to teachers and students of English and Continental drama and literature of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century.

Representation of Men in the English Gothic Novel, 1762-1820
 Behr, Kate E.
2003 0-7734-7016-6 272 pages
Examines the male figures in Gothic novels, establishing first a common representation or role for each stock character, and considering the source and effect of these male stereotypes. It discusses a range of both familiar and lesser-known works.

Somebody's Brother. A History of the Salvation Army Men's Social Service Department, 1891-1985
 McKinley, E. H.
1986 0-88946-665-3 275 pages
Covers the first century of the Men's Social Service Department's existence. Includes a useful bibliography of materials in the Salvation Army archives.

Stigma and Perseverance in the Lives of Boys Who Dance: An Empirical Study of Male Identities in Western Theatrical Dance Training
 Risner, Doug
2009 0-7734-4661-3 216 pages
This study investigates the competitive world of pre-professional Western concert dance training and education in the U.S. as experienced and lived by boys and young men, an under-represented population in the field. This work examines the discourses of professional dance preparation through theoretical and narrative approaches that combine to illuminate the highly gendered professional dance world as evidenced through the minds and bodies of male adolescents and young adults.

The Depiction of Irish Masculinity in Neo-Expressionist Painting
 Pinfold, Michael John
2011 0-7734-3733-9 332 pages
This study examines Irish artistic production and generates a debate on how the painters' collective artistic intentions transcend national borders to engage with the wider debate concerning male subjectivity and masculine representation within a sexual political arena where patriarchal attitudes and assumptions are questioned.

Includes 40 color reproductions of paintings by Brian Maguire, Patrick Graham, and Michael Mulcahy.

Valor of Male and Female Warriors Around the World
 Edgerton, Robert B.
2006 0-7734-5927-8 208 pages
This book examines human courage and cowardice in combat in many parts of the world in recent times and in the distant past. The result is an introduction to an essential attribute of humanity – the quest for self-respect and the respect of others. The first chapter examines the role of women in war, from the earliest days to the present time. It presents a detailed review of the “Amazons,” women warriors of West Africa. Chapter Two reviews warfare in Africa, particularly the shocking Zulu defeat of British regular troops in 1879. The next chapters discuss the “Charge of the Light Brigade” during the Crimean War, the epic battle of the Alamo, the War of 1812, the battle of Waterloo and the American Civil War, the Vietnam War, the Aztecs, Mayans, and Inca, and chapter eight reviews combat in India and Tibet. The final chapter looks at warfare in the world’s many small societies.

Voices of Successful African American Men
 Moore, Lois Merriweather
2004 0-7734-6349-6 129 pages
Perceptions of African American men are too often founded on the limited and negative history of slavery and the Trans Atlantic slave trade in America. This work is founded on perceptions of African American men in their native country of Africa. Historical writers such as Cheikh Anta Diop, John G. Jackson write of the thriving, robust civilizations and kingdoms of Africa before European colonization. They chronicle the African man in his native country of Africa, successfully and spiritually caring for himself, his family, and his community; letting his voice be heard with dignity and integrity. These are the same types of men that Moore’s research explores in an effort to examine the factors that have been the cornerstone for their success as they function in an oftentimes racist, Eurocentric society. This book details the participatory research approach in which the author engages five successful African-American men in dialogue to explore their reflections on those factors that have contributed to their present success. Moore’s participatory research study chronicles 5 African American men who have successfully and spiritually cared for themselves, their family, and their community; letting their voice be heard with dignity and integrity. These men are but the tip of a social and cultural iceberg, exemplifying the majority of African American men. Their stories, not the mass media stereotypes of the African American man, are the true story of African American men. Moore’s critical work is additional research that adds to the body of knowledge that presents an authentic and realistic view of the African American man.

Why Donor Insemination Requires Developments in Family Law
 Jones, Caroline
2007 0-7734-5257-5 328 pages
This book examines the legal framework and practices surrounding licensed donor insemination in Britain at the end of the twentieth-century, together with a detailed consideration of the legislative and policy based changes in the early years of the twenty-first century. Drawing on interviews with single women, lesbian couples and heterosexual couples, this analysis focuses on the practical effects of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act for women and men who had sought access to and used this procedure. This qualitative study explores the complexities and significance of the legal construction of parenthood and ‘the family’, together with the (re)configurations of biogenetic ties in the context of families with children conceived through donor insemination.

Women Computer Professionals. Controlled Progress in a Male Occupation
 Wright, Rosemary
1997 0-7734-2244-7 264 pages
This research evaluates women's relative progress in the occupation of computer work, focusing on mobility and turnover, segregation, and earnings. The evaluation is made in the context of theories of human capital and gender socialization, resegregation and ghettoization, Blalock's male resistance, Kanter's strength in numbers, Jacobs's revolving doors and social control, and a hybrid theory of controlled progress combining the last two. By trend analysis and regression, this work contrasts the career moves, locations, and rewards of men and women in computer programming, systems analysis, computer and systems engineering, and other computer specialties. This study bridges both sociological and management literatures.

Work-Famly Debate in Popular Culture: Can Women and Men Have It All?
 Lem, Ellyn A.
2015 0-7734-3529-8 216 pages
An insightful examination of gender roles in the workplace and how the competing demands of family-work life can be balanced. As a pop culture starting point, the study begins with an examination of the ensuing media frenzy and passionate discussions resulting from the Atlantic Magazine cover story, “Why Women Can’t Have it All” by former Princeton Professor Anne-Marie Slaughter and widens its scope into popular films and television.