Men and Sex: New Psychological Perspectives

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Ronald F. Levant, Gary R. Brooks
Wiley, Oct 24, 1997 - Psychology - 283 pages
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"As Fresh as today's headlines, as scholarly as cutting-edge research, as clinically useful as any volume can be, Men and Sex is a well-written compendium that is essential reading for academics and clinicians. It is the last word on this most intriguing and socially relevant subject of men and their sexual desires." --William S. Pollack Director, Center For Men, McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School Coauthor of In a Time of Fallen Heroes: The Re-creation of Masculinity "A bold and informative book on a topic too long neglected by psychologists and other social scientists." --Lucia Gilbert Professor of Educational Psychology and Director of Women's Studies. University of Texas at Austin "This is a truly important book. Turning conventional psychological wisdom on its head, these authors reveal that what we have long considered 'normal' male sexuality is, actually, a collage of pathologies -- objectifying, nonrelational, aggressive." --Michael Kimmel Professor of Sociology, Suny at Stony Brook Author of Manhood in America: A Cultural History "In this excellent book, Levant and Brooks have taken a courageous and necessary step in exposing the pitfalls for men of nonrelational sex, and offer, in its place, a model of intimate and engaged sexuality. Just as women are learning to embrace their power, men can learn to embrace the nurturant and caring aspects of themselves. Ultimately, both genders will benefit from having a greater range of emotions and behaviors available to them, and their sexual experiences will be more gratifying and complete." --Dorothy W. Cantor Coauthor of Women in Power: The Secrets of Leadership

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Contents

Introduction Men and the Problem of Nonrelational Sex
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Mens Resolution of Nonrelational Sex across
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Nonrelational Sexuality in Men
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About the author (1997)

RONALD F. LEVANT, EdD, is Associate Clinical Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. The founder and former director of the Boston University Fatherhood Project, Dr. Levant is the author of 60 refereed articles and book chapters and ten books, including Between Father and Child (with John Kelly), Masculinity Reconstructed (with Gini Kopecky), and A New Psychology of Men (edited with William Pollack). GARY R. BROOKS, PhD, is Chief of Psychology Service at the O. E. Teague Veterans Center, Temple, Texas. He is an Associate Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences with the Texas A&M University Health Sciences Center. Gary Brooks is author of numerous refereed articles and book chapters, as well as the book The Centerfold Syndrome, and coauthor of Bridging Separate Gender Worlds. Dr. Brooks conducts frequent continuing education workshops.

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