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Men's Ways of Being
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This book addresses many of the crucial questions confronting gender studies. The readings included here have emerged from the experiences of men and women struggling to make sense of the impact of the mens movement on their individual lives and on their communities. Blending theory and practice and informed largely by postmodern and social constructionist perspectives, the chapters bring together personal issues and political concerns against a background of therapeutic and political approaches to change. The overall tone is hopeful, providing practical ways to move forward. However, issues of structured power, inequality, and oppression are firmly faced. Balancing these issues is the clearly empathetic understanding of the predicaments faced by men in their everyday lives. The editors are careful to offer an even-handed analysis of mens concerns without compromising womens struggle for gender justice.
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Table of Contents

* Introduction Christopher McLean, Maggie Carey, and Cheryl White. Theory * The Politics of Mens Pain C. McLean. * Dichotomies in the Making of Men Gregory Smith. * Culture and Gender Accountability in the Just Therapy Approach Kiwi Tamasese and Charles Waldegrave. Mens Development * Boys and Education in Australia C. McLean. * Healing the Mother Wound M. Carey. * Step by Step: Developing Respectful and Effective Ways of Working with Young Men to Reduce Violence David Denborough. * Moving Towards Respect: A Quest for Balance Alan Jenkins. * Sunday Mowing Laurence Carter. * Growing Up as a Man Peter Lee. Partnership And Practice * Perspectives on the Mens Movement M. Carey. * Mens Culture, the Mens Movement, and the Constitution of Mens Lives Michael White. * A Feminist Journeying Through Masculinity Elizabeth Biff Ward. * Adopting the Principle of Pro-Feminism Ian Law. * Partnership Accountability Rob Hall.

About the Author

Cheryl White is editor of the Australian-based Dulwich Centre Newsletter, where Christopher McLean is a member of the editorial board. Maggie Carey currently works as a family therapist. Cheryl White is editor of the Australian-based Dulwich Centre Newsletter, where Christopher McLean is a member of the editorial board. Maggie Carey currently works as a family therapist. Cheryl White is editor of the Australian-based Dulwich Centre Newsletter, where Christopher McLean is a member of the editorial board. Maggie Carey currently works as a family therapist.

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