What makes a man: 22 writers imagine the future
One of Time magazine's 50 Future Leaders of America brings together novelists, essayists, men, and women to talk about the future of masculinity.
What does it mean to be male in the twenty-first century? What does the concept of masculinity even mean in the wake of four decades of modern feminism? What makes a man a man today and a woman a woman? Are those distinctions even real anymore? In this groundbreaking collection, Michael Datcher, Michael Moore, Anthony Swofford, Ruth Bettelheim, and a whole host of the world's most influential authors address these questions and many others. Through diverse themes that touch all of our lives-including sex, grief, power, money, family, privilege, violence, marriage, and work-these accomplished contributors lend their unique perspectives as they share their thoughts, experiences, and stories on forging new men and defining masculinity in a constantly changing world.
Rebecca Walker's feminist anthology, To Be Real, published nearly a decade ago, is a standard text in women's studies courses across the country. Considered one of the defining texts of contemporary feminism, To Be Real successfully bridged chasms between generations and ideologies. Similarly revolutionary and challenging in scope, What Makes a Man will be the first book to articulate and define the contours and concerns of a new generation of men.
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Review: What Makes a ManUser Review - Zeo - Goodreads
Includes: Rebecca Walker, "Putting Down the Gun" Michael Datcher, "The Gift" Martha Southgate, "My Girlish Boy" David Coates, "This Is My Story" Tajamika Paxton, "Loving a One-Armed Man" Bruce ... Read full review
Review: What Makes a ManUser Review - Louise Silk - Goodreads
This was a nice attempt, but really not particularly useful when it comes to redefining manhood. All of the essays are well written and some throw a glimmer of light on a new form of masculinity; most ... Read full review