The Gender of Desire: Essays on Male Sexuality

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SUNY Press, Mar 10, 2005 - Psychology - 272 pages
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Here, one of the world’s pioneers in the field of masculinity studies explores the construction of male sexuality, pornography, and sexual violence. Michael S. Kimmel analyzes what male sexuality is, where it comes from, how it works, what affects it, pornography’s impact on it, what fantasies men have about sex, what people think about sex, and how male ideas about sex affect what men actually do. Provocative and wide-ranging, these essays make important contributions to sociology, queer theory, American studies, history, and studies of gender, sexuality, and gay and lesbian issues.
  

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Insightful about the American ideals of masculinity and sexuality. Interesting read and I love the part in the beginning about his son and opposites :) Read full review

Contents

III
23
In Our Dreams Sexual Fantasy and Sexual Representation
43
IV
63
V
95
VI
109
From Fantasy to Reality Sexual Identity and Sexual Behavior
125
IX
137
X
147
Sex and Violence
185
XII
195
XIII
215
XIV
225
XV
233
XVI
239
XVII
263
Copyright

XI
173

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Michael S. Kimmel is Professor of Sociology at Stony Brook University, State University of New York. He has written and edited many books, including The History of Men: Essays on the History of American and British Masculinities, also published by SUNY Press, and The Gendered Society, Second Edition. He is also the editor of Men and Masculinities, a leading journal in the field.

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