Taking Care of Men: Sexual Politics in the Public Mind
The idea of the sensitive, post-feminist 'new man' has received great attention. This book sets out to determine how much of the hype is based on fact, and why such images have proliferated in the media. McMahon focuses on the pivotal issue of men's relationship to the vital daily work of caring for people - both physically and emotionally - revealing much confusion about the extent and the interpretation of change. Using statistical data, as well as interview transcripts and media analysis, McMahon draws insightful distinctions between pleasure and performance, assistance and responsibility, gendered personality and gendered jobs, and - underlying all - between consumption and production. Incorporating social theory, psychology and popular culture, this book argues that recent social conversation about men largely avoids the important political point that men's material interests provide a major motivation for resistance to pro-equity change.
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Taking Care of MenUser Review - Thorpe-Bowker and Contributors - Books+Publishing
Despite first appearances, this is not another engaging anecdotal examination of masculinity in the 1990s, but a polemical account of men's failure to overcome gender inequalities in division of ... Read full review
Dr tony McMahon has retired from centacare. More time to write books, good luck with that !!!
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