Pdf book download free The Man Problem: Destructive Masculinity in Western Culture 9781137551689

The Man Problem: Destructive Masculinity in Western Culture

The Man Problem: Destructive Masculinity in Western Culture

by Ross Honeywill

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9781137551689
Pages: 236
Format: pdf, ePub, mobi, fb2
File size: 6 Mb
Date posting: 2020-08-12
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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.