In this book, one of the leading contributors to the growing debate about men, masculinities and sexual politics, Victor J Seidler, criticizes the Enlightenment coupling of white, heterosexual masculinity with reason'. He argues that in modern society masculinity can never be taken for granted. Men must always prove that they are man enough' to cope in the correct' way with the problems and challenges of everyday life. Seidler believes that men have to break this chain of obligations to the Enlightenment notion of masculinity. Through engaging with men's diverse relationships with their bodies, sexualities, emotional lives, feelings and desires, Seidler explores ways of affirming masculinities while critically engaging with the power that men have in the wider society. The book is also a contribution to antisexist politics. Seidler is interested in taking on those forms of men's politics which find it difficult to engage with men's power and society and also those who take it for granted that male power is normal and natural. He seeks to recognize both the power that white, heterosexual masculinities have in shaping forms of philosophy and social theory while at the same time recognizing that masculinity cannot be simply defined as a relationship of power.
Think You Know Your Stuff? Prove It. The gauntlet's been thrown down. Time to man up and face the challenge. This book tests it all—sports, movies, cars, history, everything—everything any real guy should know. And acing this test's the only way to prove you know it all. What type of gun does Dirty Harry use to clean up the streets and display his general badassness? Which beer is the product of the oldest active brewery in the United States? Who's the only player to pull off the improbable feat of a walkoff inside-the-park grand slam? Which gangster was responsible for the Valentine's Day Massacre? What was the name of Mr. T's character on The A-Team? The answer's pretty clear: You need this book. Whether it's to keep from getting schooled or to school your buddies, it's required reading. No question.
Man Enough challenges the idea that there is one way to be a man. The masculinity that pervades our church and culture often demands that men conform to a macho ideal, leaving many men feeling ashamed that they’re not living up to God’s plan for them. Nate uses his own story of not feeling “man enough”, as well as sociological and historical reflections, to help men see that manhood isn’t about what you do, but who you are. It’s not about the size of your paycheck, your athletic ability, or your competitive spirit. You don’t have to fit any masculine stereotype to be a real man. In our culture and churches more thoughtful, quieter, or compassionate personalities, as well as stay-at-home dads, are often looked down upon; and sermons, conferences, and publications center on helping men become “real men”. This pressure to have one’s manhood validated is antithetical to Gospel living and negatively affects how men relate to each other, to women and children, and to God. Man Enough roots men in the Gospel, examines biblical examples of masculinity that challenge the idea of a singular type of man, and ultimately encourages men to conform to the image of Jesus—freeing men up to be who they were created to be: a son of God who uniquely bears His image.
Examines the experience of growing up male and learning masculinity, the problems of maturing without a solid male role model, and the joys of submitting one's own masculinity into teamwork with other men and intimacy with a mate
In this book, one of the leading contributors to the growing debate about men, masculinities, and sexual politics, Victor J. Seidler, criticizes the Enlightenment coupling of white, heterosexual masculinity with "reason." He argues that in modern society, masculinity can never be taken for granted. Men must always prove that they are "man enough" to cope in the "correct" way with the problems and challenges of everyday life. Seidler believes that men have to break this chain of obligations to the Enlightenment notion of masculinity. Through engaging with menÆs diverse relationships with their bodies, sexualities, emotional lives, feelings, and desires, Seidler explores ways of affirming masculinities while critically engaging with the power that men have in the wider society. The book is also a contribution to antisexist politics. Seidler is interested in taking on those forms of menÆs politics that find it difficult to engage with menÆs power and society and also those who take it for granted that male power is normal and natural. He seeks to recognize both the power that white, heterosexual masculinities have in shaping forms of philosophy and social theory while at the same time recognizing that masculinity cannot be simply defined as a relationship of power.
A hodge-podge of useful knowledge presented as a 900-question multiple-choice quiz includes such information as: the gun Dirty Harry used, which beer is the product of the oldest, active brewery in the United States, the only player to pull-off an inside-the-park grand slam and much more. Original.
He's damaged goods. Sure chaos. Mr. Impossible. So why am I risking it all for one more kiss? I never knew what hit me. Rex stormed into my little world with two adorable twin boys and no apologies. Bearish. Short-fused. Consuming. Huge. Torturously gorgeous. Leave-your-heart-in-pieces wrong. Did I mention HUGE? He's instant trouble the second he checks into our lodge and my overprotective grandpa hires him. Then I catch him staring with that knowing ache in his eyes. I forget what trouble even means. He also needs a nanny. Sold. My signature cupcakes aren't the sweetest thing in this small town anymore. Not when his cold shoulder thaws. Not when our nights unravel me. Not when every taste of him overrules the thousand reasons we shouldn't. But tarnished hearts and prowling kisses have limits. The closer we get, the harder he pulls away. Rex won't reveal why he's really here. I can't admit how bad I wish it didn't matter. Of course, the chilling truth always strikes. Without mercy. There's heartbreak written in our stars. Then there's the crazy part of me that believes he's man enough to stand, to fight, to stay. Crazy, I said. Or is it? From Wall Street Journal bestselling author Nicole Snow - heart, heat, and tears. Plus one unbelievably alpha single dad who'll stop at nothing to make her complete. Full length stand alone romance novel with a hard fought Happily Ever After.
Why has the U.S. never had a woman president? With Hillary Clinton engaged in a historic campaign that could see her becoming the first woman elected president of the United States, the national conversation about gender and the presidency is gaining critical momentum. Commentators have fixated on the special challenges women candidates for the presidency face: endless media scrutiny about what they look like, the clothes they wear, the deeply sexist attitudes and beliefs that keep people from believing a woman is capable of serving as Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces. But gender has always been a crucial factor in presidential politics, especially in recent decades, as the Civil Rights, womens and gay rights movements have transformed the social landscape and presented a major challenge to traditional white male power and privilege. In Man Enough?, Jackson Katz puts forth the original and highly provocative thesis that in this cultural context presidential campaigns have become the center stage of an ongoing national debate about manhood, a kind of quadrennial referendum on what type of manor one day, womanembodies not only our ideological beliefs, but our very identity as a nation. Written in an engaging style that will appeal to general readers, political experts, and activists alike, Katz explores some of the major political developments, news events and campaign strategies in key elections in recent history. Ranging from the election of the former Hollywood actor Ronald Reagan in 1980 through the re-election of Barack Obama, and extending his analysis into the 2016 election season, Katz zeroes in on how the very notion of what it means to be presidential is linked closely with evolving ideas about manhood. Whether he is exam
I Am Man Enough: 365 Affirmations for Men is written by Asa Leveaux to show the possibilities of manhood.
Not ever content, Edward struggled to acknowledge why a lot of things happened to him. He struggled to understand why he was still single and living at home with his parents, at the age of forty. He struggled to understand why he wasn’t settled down with a beautiful wife and children. He believed that he had everything a woman could want from a man but did not recognize why he was still alone. Every day, he would hustle hard on solid streets, to come home to a cold and empty bed. Sometimes he’d look at his parents and get angry with himself because he did not have what they had. At times he’d even isolate himself, just to be even more alone, alone with his thoughts. But did he ever grow up? Did he ever stop acting as if he was new to money?
This is the Nativity story writ large and from a historically silent perspective: Joseph's. Now, if not for the first time in the best way, he is presented as man in all respects in a singularly unique position. Never quite secure in his role he bears up under the enormous load that love has commanded him to bear and he grows under the burden. The cost of his peculiar walk with God? Home, family, near-death experience, alienation, isolation, poverty and (as he sees them) kidnapping wise men from the east. The story is written from a life whose own experiential and autobiographical substance vividly colors every page. This is the Nativity made relevant as never before and likely never again.
Bam has faced some demons that nobody really knows about; not even Alani. She has had to battle with them on her own now that she doesn't have Rock. Bam thought that he would always be there, but seeing as how she can't change the universe's plans, she played the only cards she was dealt. Rock has always loved Bam and even though she refuses to take him back after his last mess up, she'll always hold a special place in his heart. The rest of the clan is fighting to find out who killed the glue that keeps the family together, all the while fighting demons of their own. Alani has turned into a person nobody knows, which has everybody looking at her with a questioning side-eye. Khan, on the other hand, is just trying to stay afloat with the weight of the world on his shoulders. Khanna has a new love interest and is finally getting her shambled life back together. Messy females and bitter baby mothers are threatening her happiness. But, Khanna will stop at nothing to keep her man and her sanity. Get a glimpse into the past to see what turned Bam into the savage that you see today. More secrets are being revealed and once again, ties and loyalty are tested. Follow the family on one last ride in this finale as they try to walk away from the game with their lives still intact.
Twenty-something public relations gem Jules Jackson has everything in her life under control, and that's exactly the way she likes it. She's got no problem handling two jobs, her crazy friends, and her difficult mother. But she's just about given up on men--until she meets fine Germaine Williams . . . Straight-up catch Germaine is eager to prove his worth to Jules, and she falls hard. But it's soon clear Germaine's keeping at least one big secret. And the deeper Jules digs, the more her balancing act and her romance begin to crumble. Now Jules can either turn to her faith and open her heart to love--or risk getting it broken. . . "Enough drama, romance, and faith that keeps you turning pages." --Tia McCollors, Essence® Bestselling Author "A sweet Christian romance." –Publishers Weekly "Christian fiction fans will love this book! Man Enough For Me has heaping helpings of faith, prayer and redemption. I expect that readers will be clamoring for more from Rhonda Bowen." --Tiffany L. Warren, Essence® bestselling author
Not ever content, Edward struggled to acknowledge why a lot of things happened to him. He struggled to understand why he was still single and living at home with his parents, at the age of forty. He struggled to understand why he wasn't settled down with a beautiful wife and children. He believed that he had everything a woman could want from a man but did not recognize why he was still alone. Every day, he would hustle hard on solid streets, to come home to a cold and empty bed. Sometimes he'd look at his parents and get angry with himself because he did not have what they had. At times he'd even isolate himself, just to be even more alone, alone with his thoughts. But did he ever grow up? Did he ever stop acting as if he was new to money?
This is a poetry of excursions: into maps of lost territories, into the thoughts of a man with no legs, into the life of a town marked by disasters. Patrick Lawler moves into the slender lines of shattered glass, the spaces between lyric and narrative, between metamorphosis and mutation. From the artful surface of a Russian novel, rich with symbolism and white bears, to a survivor's unwillingness to immerse himself in life or leave it, the poems in A Drowning Man Is Never Tall Enough hunger for a language beyond the solid, for the fragmentation that makes a scene complete.
Strong Enough for a Man by Rebecca McFadden has taken a spiral path upward. Not only does it rise to the occasion at Barnes & Noble, but it's also Dancing, Leaping and Jumping for joy at Morehouse College - the very same college where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had his dream. And with Trafford's continuous support of Another Excellent Writer (ANEW), I honestly believe - It can fly. The book focuses on relationship issues from a female perspective and is making a noticeable difference in life. It tells people when to love and when to let love go. Plus, it promotes the importance of a quality education. It was also featured in the Author's South Carolina hometown, for the entire month of February, in honour of Black History Month. Even the famous motivational speaker, Les Brown, said, "there's something about her writing that touched me." Strong Enough for a Man has taken New York by storm, with her paws raised slightly above excellent. People are now bucking like wild stallions just to get it. And readers who bought it are saying, "her intellectual genius remains with you forever! No wonder it took New York by storm." It is the only book on the market of its kind, where lucky readers can actually win it, or get a nice cash prize; while others will pay $14.95 USD with a smile. Winner names will also be listed in the Author's upcoming novel entitled Surfing to Find the One. Strong Enough for a Man is also available through www.barnesandnoble.com
Are you looking to spice up your marriage and strengthen your relationship? Here s your chance. Kenneth Nichols has some answers for you, showing how to increase intimacy in your marriage, or forthcoming marriage, along with other aspects of a successful relationship. He deals with three types of communication, how to affirm and build up each other, and how to achieve healing when one offends the other inadvertently or willfully. Building on biblical principles, Nichols cites many verses and passages of Scripture that convey healthy ways to relate to one another, even as God relates to us. The author goes to the center of relationships, from the heart, feelings, and intent to outward actions that can either help or hinder a strong bond between a man and a woman. The author has helped improve marriages of many couples through presenting the principles and examples contained in this book. He has a passion for helping husbands and wives to be lovers and partners at the highest level of their potential.
From the author of The Class of 1846: “A swift-paced narrative of Lincoln’s pre-presidential life.” —The Washington Post Book World The award-winning historian John C.Waugh takes us on Lincoln’s road to the Civil War. From Lincoln’s first public rejection of slavery to his secret arrival in the capital, from his stunning debates with Stephen Douglas to his more contemplative moments,Waugh shows us America as Lincoln saw it and as Lincoln described it. Much of this wonderful story is told by Lincoln himself, detailing through his own writing his emergence onto the political scene and the evolution of his beliefs about the Union, the Constitution, democracy, slavery, and the buildup to the Civil War. In this acclaimed biography, Waugh brings us ever closer to understanding this mysterious, complicated, and truly great man.
This is a poetry of excursions: into maps of lost territories, into the thoughts of a man with no legs, into the life of a town marked by disasters. Patrick Lawler moves into the slender lines of shattered glass, the spaces between lyric and narrative, between metamorphosis and mutation. From the artful surface of a Russian novel, rich with symbolism and white bears, to a survivor's unwillingness to immerse himself in life or leave it, the poems in "A Drowning Man Is Never Tall Enough" hunger for a language beyond the solid, for the fragmentation that makes a scene complete.
The Milwaukee Journal reporter who broke the Dahmer story spans the entire case, describing the dramatic scene when police first entered Dahmer's apartment; the fascinating science of forensics and how it was used to identify 16 victims; Dahmer's childhood; the personal stories of the victims' families; and much more. 16 pages of photographs.