What Makes a Man

22 Writers Imagine the Future

By Walker, Rebecca

Publishers Summary:
One of Time magazine's 50 Future Leaders of America brings together novelists, essayists, men, and women to talk about the future of masculinity. What does it mean to be male in the twenty-first century? What does the concept of masculinity even mean in the wake of four decades of modern feminism? What makes a man a man today and a woman a woman? Are those distinctions even real anymore? In this groundbreaking collection, Michael Datcher, Michael Moore, Anthony Swofford, Ruth Bettelheim, and a whole host of the world's most influential authors address these questions and many others. Through diverse themes that touch all of our lives-including sex, grief, power, money, family, privilege, violence, marriage, and work-these accomplished contributors lend their unique perspectives as they share their thoughts, experiences, and stories on forging new men and defining masculinity in a constantly changing world. Rebecca Walker's feminist anthology, To Be Real, published nearly a decade ago, is a standard text in women's studies courses across the country. Considered one of the defining texts of contemporary feminism, To Be Real successfully bridged chasms between generations and ideologies. Similarly revolutionary and challenging in scope, What Makes a Man will be the first book to articulate and define the contours and concerns of a new generation of men.

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ISBN
978-1-57322-269-3
Publisher
Riverhead Books


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Reviewed on March 15, 2004

In this compilation of articles, editor Walker (To Be Real: Telling the Truth and the Changing Face of Feminism) draws attention to the meaning of masculinity in the 21st century by asking the following: "What makes a man a man today and a woman a woman?" Contributors-for the most part journalists and professional writers drawn from a variety of ethnic backg...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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