Taking Care of Men: Sexual Politics in the Public Mind

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Cambridge University Press, Aug 13, 1999 - Biography & Autobiography - 232 pages
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This book sets out to determine how much of the hype about the sensitive, post-feminist "new man" is based on fact, and why such images have proliferated in the media. McMahon focuses on the pivotal issue of men's relationship to the daily work of caring for people, revealing much confusion about the extent and the interpretation of change. Using statistical data, interview transcripts and media analysis, McMahon draws insightful distinctions between pleasure and performance, assistance and responsibility, consumption and production.
  

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this man is a rapist.tony mcmahon is a rapist.perth zoo.my bedroom.burn in hell tony. leo mcveigh.

Contents

Having a Wife The Division of Labour and Male Right
11
Producing Men The Labour of Love
38
The Revolving Door
63
Stalled Rhetoric The Optimistic Will
65
Its on the Agenda Optimism over Images
92
The New Father The Masculine New Man
116
The Blocked Door
151
BlockedDoor Theory Misrecognising Resistance
153
The Separated Defensive Male Psychologising Sexual Politics
179
Waiting for the Man
203
Bibliography
207
Index
228
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Page 2 - A wife who will pick up after my children, a wife who will pick up after me. I want a wife who will keep my clothes clean, ironed, mended, replaced when need be, and who will see to it that my personal things are kept in their proper place so that I can find what I need the minute I need it. I want a wife who cooks the meals, a wife who is a good cook. I want a wife who will plan the menus...
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About the author (1999)

McMahon had an earlier career in physics and computer science, then turned to lecturing in sociology at Deakin and Monash Universities.

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