Refusing to be a Man by John Stoltenberg
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Refusing to be a Man
By John Stoltenberg

Refusing to be a Man

Essays on Sex and Justice 2nd Revised edition

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Refusing to be a Man by John Stoltenberg

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Since its original publication in 1989, Refusing to be a Man has been acclaimed as a classic and widely cited in gender studies literature. In 13 eloquent essays, Stoltenberg articulates the first fully argued liberation theory for men that will also liberate women. He argues that male sexual identity is entirely a political and ethical construction whose advantages grow out of injustice. His thesis is, however, ultimately one of hope - that precisely because masculinity is so constructed, it is possible to refuse it, to act against it and to change. A new introduction by the author discusses the roots of his work in the American civil rights and radical feminist movements and distinguishes it from the anti-feminist philosophies underlying the recent tide of reactionary mens movements.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781841420417
ISBN-10: 1841420417
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 12mm)
Pages: 232
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 2-Dec-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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