The masculine self

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McGraw-Hill Higher Education, 2000 - Psychology - 384 pages
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Significantly expanded, updated, and improved with 50% new material, this is a comprehensive review of scholarly research and theory in men’s studies. No other book can approach it in its coverage of the volume of men’s studies research, its provision of a theoretical context for understanding the research, and its boxed features--most of which highlight the human aspects of the subject matter. Organized in three parts, the book offers a view of masculinity from a wide variety of perspectives. The first two chapters provide an introduction to contemporary concepts of men and masculinity, as well as the scientific study of sex and gender. In the second section, these concepts are applied to the major schools of psychological theory: psychobiology, social learning, humanism/existentialism, psychoanalysis, and socioculturalism. The last part of the book summarizes “men’s issues:” work, emotion, relationships, physical health, mental health, violence, and the changing definitions of what it means to be male in contemporary society.

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Dr. Christopher Kilmartin is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg, Virginia. He holds a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University. His expertise is in the areas of men's issues, diversity, and violence prevention. He is a licensed clinical psychologist who has a great deal of experience consulting with businesses, college students, human services workers, and counselors. His major scholarly work is The Masculine Self, a psychology of men textbook. Together with co-author John Lynch, he has written The Pain behind the Mask: Overcoming Masculine Depression, which will be published by Haworth Press in 1999. In his spare time, Dr. Kilmartin is a professional stand up comedian, and he has recently written a solo performance theatre piece on men's issues entitled Crimes Against Nature. He has also been involved in National leadership of the White Ribbon Campaign, a grass-roots effort to decrease men's violence against women.

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