The Gender of Desire: Essays on Male Sexuality
Articles and essays on the construction of male sexuality by a pioneer in the field of masculinity studies.
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.
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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