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The Man Problem: Destructive Masculinity in Western Culture


Honeywill, R, The Man Problem: Destructive Masculinity in Western Culture, Palgrave Macmillan, United Kingdom, pp. 217. ISBN 9781137551689 (2016) [Authored Research Book]

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In The Man Problem, Ross Honeywill posits that the potential for evil in all men is the social, political, and economic problem of our age. Drawing on the work of social critics and theorists including Zygmunt Bauman, Karl Marx, Hannah Arendt, Simone de Beauvoir, Jean Baudrillard, Slavoj Žižek, and others, the book traces destructive masculinity through cultural texts, social systems, and everyday life practices. Using the lens of social theory, social philosophy, feminist cultural studies, and sociology, The Man Problem explores the legacy of the Enlightenment as a context for a social world constructed by men (in modernity), deconstructed (in postmodernity) and reconstructed (in the liquid present). This book investigates the outlines of the patriarchy and why the men who legitimate it behave the way they do. Despite the troubled and troubling legacy of masculinity, Honeywill reveals an alternative path forward.

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Item Type:Authored Research Book
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Gender studies
Research Field:Gender studies not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in human society
UTAS Author:Honeywill, R (Associate Professor Ross Honeywill)
ID Code:103053
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:TSBE
Deposited On:2015-09-17
Last Modified:2018-01-29

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