A Man's World: How Real is Male Privilege--and how High is Its Price?

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HarperCollinsPublishers, 1995 - Social Science - 259 pages
Are men really under siege in today's society? Ellis Cose reports on the discontent and confusion men are feeling as changing gender roles and expectations challenge the very core of male identity. As Cose makes clear in A Man's World, white men are not the only males feeling vulnerable and off balance. Black men are considered a pathologically dangerous and endangered species. Latinos are told that their culture is irredeemably sexist. Whatever their class or ethnicity, men are being held to a very different standard - socially and sexually - than were their counterparts of a generation ago. Many fear that their rights and roles are shrinking before their eyes. Using the combination of interviews, reportage and analysis that distinguished his critically acclaimed The Rage of a Privileged Class, Ellis Cose investigates this growing problem and puts it into context, providing men and women with a reasoned and informative guide to navigating an increasingly bewildering world.

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A MAN'S WORLD: How Real Is Male Privilege--and How High Is Its Price?

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In 1994 Cose alerted us to an important and little-known phenomenon: the rage of the black middle class. Now he turns to the rage of another privileged class: Men. All men—white, black, Latino ... Read full review


Introduction Stirrings of Discontent
Man as Victim
Black Bruised and Vilified

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Ellis Jonathan Cose is a black American newswriter whose public policy pieces won the Newswriting Award from Illinois United Press International in 1973, the Stock-o-Type Award from the Chicago Newspaper Guild in 1975, and Lincoln University National Unity Award for Best Political Reporting in 1975 and 1977. Cose was born February 20, 1951, and grew up on the west side of Chicago. He began writing his first column at age nineteen for the Chicago Sun-Times while earning a B.A. from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Cose was assigned to cover Jimmy Carter's 1976 presidential campaign. Cose sees writing as a way to bridge racial and cultural differences. His Energy and the Urban Crisis, as well as other books, discuss the effect energy issues have on the poor. In A Nation of Strangers, published in 1992, Cose discusses immigration and prejudice in U.S. history. Cose is also author of Employment and Journalism. He challenges the sociological notion that racism most strongly effects the under class. Cose has long worked in the public sector, and in California headed the Institute for Journalism Education.

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