What Makes a Man: 22 Writers Imagine the Future

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Rebecca Walker
Riverhead Books, 2005 - Social Science - 303 pages
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A groundbreaking compilation of essays sheds new light on the meaning of masculinity in the twenty-first century, gender relations, sex, work, violence, and other key issues in an anthology that features contributions by Michael Datcher, Michael Moore, Anthony Swofford, Ruth Bettelheim, and other influential writers, philosophers, and social critics. Reprint.

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User Review  - Seven.Stories.Press - LibraryThing

I am (obviously) not a man, but I am raising two boys, and so I bought this book wanting to learn a little more about the struggles that come with being and/or becoming a "man" in contemporary society ... Read full review

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User Review  - Nick W. - Goodreads

Several interesting perspectives on what it means to be a man. Certainly many that are different from my own. I'm not sure I dig collections of essays. O well, made it through. Read full review


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Rebecca Walker has received numerous awards and accolades for her writing and activism. Her memoir Black, White and Jewish is a national bestseller; her work has appeared in many anthologies and publications, and her feminist anthology To Be Real, in print for almost ten years, has become a standard text in women's studies courses across the country. Walker, who lectures extensively in the United States and Canada, divides her time between New York City and northern California.

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