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  • ISBN 0374527326
  • ISBN13 978-0374527327
  • Language English
  • Author Susan Bordo
  • Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux; 1st edition (July 15, 2000)
  • Pages 368
  • Formats docx txt lit mbr
  • Category Social Science
  • Subcategory Social Sciences
  • Size ePub 1859 kb
  • Size Fb2 1952 kb
  • Rating: 4.4
  • Votes: 736

An exciting new popular study of the male body--fresh, honest, and full of revelations

In this surprising, candid cultural analysis, Susan Bordo begins with a frank, tender look at her own father's body and goes on to perceptively scrutinize the presentation of maleness in everyday life.

Men's (and women's) ideas about men's bodies are heavily influenced by society's expectations, and Bordo helps us understand where those ideas come from. In chapters on the penis (in all its incarnations), fifties Hollywood, male beauty standards, and sexual harassment, and in discussions of topics ranging from Marlon Brando and Boogie Nights to Philip Roth and Lady Chatterley's Lover, Bordo offers fresh and unexpected insights. Always--whether she is examining Michael Jordan or Humbert Humbert, the butch phallus or her own grade-school experiences--she rejects rigid categories in favor of an honest, nuanced version of men as flesh-and-blood human beings.


Bordo's discussion of the differences between men and women in general is one of the best I have read anywhere. I would much have preferred to read about how men themselves view their bodies in public and private, based on a male author's point of view, not an outsider's point o. .

Bordo's discussion of the differences between men and women in general is one of the best I have read anywhere. I am grateful for this book. Bordo's talent for reading culture presents us with the most valuable gift: a newly configured imagination. I would much have preferred to read about how men themselves view their bodies in public and private, based on a male author's point of view, not an outsider's point of view. The author also uses a very media-focused lens in her examination of male bodies. but the media she uses - especially the movies and tv shows - are all older movies and shows and I was not familiar with the majority of them.

In this surprising, candid cultural analysis, Susan Bordo begins with a frank, tender look at her own father's body and goes on to perceptively scrutinize the presentation of maleness in everyday life. Men's (and women's) ideas about men's bodies are heavily influenced by society's An exciting new popular study of the male body-fresh, honest, and full of revelations.

An exciting new popular study of the male body-fresh, honest, and full of revelations. In this surprising, candid cultural analysis, Susan Bordo begins with a frank, tender look at her own father's body and goes on to perceptively scrutinize the presentation of maleness in everyday life. Men's (and women's) ideas about men's bodies are heavily influenced by society's expectations, and Bordo helps us understand where those ideas come from.

The Male Body: A Look at Men in Public and in Private. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1999. Bordo, Susan The Creation of Anne Boleyn, A New Look at England's Most Notorious Queen. Twilight Zones: The Hidden Life of Cultural Images from Plato to . Berkeley: U of California P, 1997. Unbearable Weight: Feminism, Western Culture, and the Body. Berkeley: U of California P, 1993. The Destruction of Hillary Clinton. Melville House (April 4, 2017).

An exciting new popular study of the male body-fresh, honest, and full of revelations In this surprising, candid cultural analysis, Susan Bordo begins with a frank, tender look at her own father's body and goes on to perceptively scrutinize the presentation of maleness in everyday life.

A New Look at Men in Public and in Private. She lives in Lexington, Kentucky. Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

The male nude is everywhere today, from mainstream movies to magazine covers

The male nude is everywhere today, from mainstream movies to magazine covers. What do we really see when men take off their clothes, in public and in private? In this surprising, candid cultural analysis, Susan Bordo, author of Unbearable Weight: Feminism, Western Culture, and the Body, writes about men and their bodies, both at home and in the media

Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for The Male Body: A New Look at Men . In this surprisingly candid analysis, Pulitzer Prize minated Susan Bordo speaks to men and women alike, scrutinising the images and experience of everyday life.

In this surprisingly candid analysis, Pulitzer Prize minated Susan Bordo speaks to men and women alike, scrutinising the images and experience of everyday life. Beginning with a frank, tender look at her own father's body, Susan Bordo then goes on to analyse the presentation of maleness in wider society. Men's (and women's) ideas about men's bodies are heavily influenced by society's expectations, and Bordo examines where these ideas come from.

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Awene
I picked this book as one of my "optional" books for a graduate school course, but would choose a different book if I could go back in time and make that choice all over again. I was not impressed by this book. The author is female, and approaches male bodies from a very female/woman-centric point of view. I would much have preferred to read about how men themselves view their bodies in public and private, based on a male author's point of view, not an outsider's point of view. The author also uses a very media-focused lens in her examination of male bodies. This could be interesting...but the media she uses - especially the movies and tv shows - are all older movies and shows and I was not familiar with the majority of them. If she had given some sort of introduction about the plot and backgrounds of the media she discusses, perhaps I would have been able to follow her train of thought, but she did not. She just jumped right into discussing a particular character from a particular show without any exposition. I found myself skimming a lot of the book, trying to find any stories or information I could connect to, but found very little. I was also frustrated that her analyses of men and their bodies hinged so much on stereotypes of men and male bodies. This is where a male point of view would have been particularly helpful and interesting to hear, so someone might actually verify or discredit those stereotypes, rather than just reinforcing them with unfamiliar media references.
Lightbinder
Was hoping for a book with more images. But this is apparently not the one.
Gorisar
Every man should read it.
Goltikree
An fascinating and in-depth investigation of the modern view of the male body, male stereotypes, and male portrayal in literature and film. Definitely worth a read for anyone interested in the subject of guys.
Snowskin
I really found the book to be insightful and revealing in many ways. It was not condescending or feminist and gave a pretty well-rounded view of we men. I highly recommend it to every man to help understand why we are seen the way that we are by society, by women, by other men, and by ourselves.

The book does fall short in it's "contemporary" observations...from 1998. The constant references to Ally McBeal and other late 90's pop culture were at times difficult to take seriously, or remember for that fact. For anyone who was not an adult at that time those references might make cloudy the points she is trying to make. If you can see past that then you will read a great book.
caster
I buy all of my course books online, and like most others...the price of this one beat the bookstore!
Ger
great price, fast deliver!
best male character well written...