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The Masculine Self (3rd Edition)

reviewed by Christopher Wilcox Elliott - June 27, 2007

coverTitle: The Masculine Self (3rd Edition)
Author(s): Christopher T. Kilmartin
Publisher: Price, Stern, and Sloan, Cornwall-on-Hudson
ISBN: 1597380059, Pages: 376, Year: 2006
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In his third edition of The Masculine Self, internationally-recognized Professor of Psychology, former stand-up comedian, and Fulbright Chair of Gender Studies, Christopher Kilmartin synthesizes three decades of burgeoning literature in Men’s Studies.In a field that casts across an increasingly interdisciplinary and complex landscape, this task has become considerably more challenging. The most successful attribute to this edition of The Masculine Self is its commitment to the interdisciplinarity of source materials. This work draws on Kilmartin’s expertise in clinical psychology and therefore includes a strong psychological foundation for the study of men and masculinities. Moreover, Kilmartin astutely draws from history, sociology, social psychology, anthropology, critical feminist theory, philosophy, cultural and ethnic studies, and the field of sexual violence prevention – all within the broad context of social scientific research – to carve out a descriptive scholarly terrain for the continually emerging field of men’s studies.          Kilmartin’s objectives in writing the book... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: June 27, 2007
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 14539, Date Accessed: 4/20/2021 6:01:41 AM

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  • Christopher Elliott
    University of Virginia
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    CHRISTOPHER L. WILCOX ELLIOTT is the founder and director of the Menís Leadership Project (a community-based leadership development and mentoring program involving undergraduate men and elementary school boys) in conjunction with the Curry School of Education, the Womenís Center, and the Office of the Dean of Students at the University of Virginia.
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