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The Man Problem

Destructive Masculinity in Western Culture

Authors: Honeywill, Ross

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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.



About the authors

Ross Honeywill is an internationally recognized social theorist and researcher. His books have been published on three continents. Associate Professor (adjunct) at the Tasmanian School of Business and Economics, Australia, he has a PhD from the University of Tasmania. Applying value theory to social research for more than twenty years, he is best known for his work in Desire Economics and the NEO population classification. His current research is on social intelligence, feminist cultural studies, and gender equity.

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'This book explores the potential for evil in men and traces its various manifestations in cultural texts, social systems, and everyday life. Ross Honeywill provides an excellent analysis of theoretical concepts and social processes that have been crucial to the development of Western culture. His discussion of contemporary culture is both revealing and convincing, and fully supports the concluding claim that it is in the culture of knowledge that the potential for men to 'exercise true, fully agentic morality' should be located.' - Katarzyna Wi?ckowska, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland


'This book explores the potential for evil in men and traces its various manifestations in cultural texts, social systems, and everyday life. Ross Honeywill provides an excellent analysis of theoretical concepts and social processes that have been crucial to the development of Western culture. His discussion of contemporary culture is both revealing and convincing, and fully supports the concluding claim that it is in the culture of knowledge that the potential for men to 'exercise true, fully agentic morality' should be located.' - Katarzyna Wi?ckowska, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland

Table of contents (21 chapters)

Table of contents (21 chapters)

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eBook 71,39 €
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Hardcover 88,39 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-55168-9
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Man Problem
Book Subtitle
Destructive Masculinity in Western Culture
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-55169-6
DOI
10.1057/9781137551696
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-55168-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 217
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