The Science and Politics of Male Reproduction
By (author) Cynthia R. Daniels
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Exposing Men by Cynthia R. Daniels
Book DescriptionExposing Men examines how ideals of masculinity have long skewed our societal-and scientific-understanding of one of the pillars of male identity: reproductive health. Only with the recent public exposure of men's reproductive troubles has the health of the male body been thrown into question, and along with it deeper masculine ideals. Whereas once mens sexual and reproductive abilities were the most taboo of topics, today erectile dysfunction is a multi-billion dollar business, and magazine articles trumpet male reproductive decline with headlines such as "You're Half the Man Your Father Was." Cynthia R. Daniels casts a gimlet eye on our world of plummeting sperm counts, spiking reproductive cancers, sperm banks, and pharmacological cures for impotence in order to assess the true state of male health. What she finds is male reproductive systems damaged by toxins and war, and proof piling up that men through sperm, pass on harm to the children they father. Yet, despite the evidence that mens health, as much as womens, significantly affects the vitality of their offspring, Daniels also sees a society holding on to outdated assumptions, one in which men ignore blatant health risks as they struggle to live up to antiquated ideas of manliness.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780195148411
(241mm x 164mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 21-Sep-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Cynthia R. Daniels
At Women's Expense, Paperback (August 1996)
This study shows state power at work in the struggle between foetal rights and the rights of the woman, and suggests the depth of the current gender crisis. Daniels raises critical questions about women's standing as citizens, and about the relationship between state power and gender inequality.
Lost Fathers, Paperback» View all books by Cynthia R. Daniels
Brings together voices of nine highly diverse scholars to reflect on the culturally and politically charged concept of fatherlessness and to illustrate the deep and dramatic divisions that constitute public debate on this issue, offering a range of perspectives from conservative to radical feminist
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Author Biography - Cynthia R. Daniels
Cynthia R. Daniels is Associate Professor of Political Science at Rutgers University. She is the author of At Women's Expense State Power and the Politics of Fetal Rights.
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