In this book, Joseph Pleck examines and analyzes the full body of research literature on the male role that has appeared since the 1930s and subjects it to a devastating critique. He identifies the components of the "male sex role paradigm" which has been the basis of research for the past forty years, and notes numerous instances of blatant misrepresentation of data, twisted reinterpretations of disconfirming results, misogyny, homophobia, and class bias. He proposes a new theory, the "sex role strain paradigm," offers a reinterpretation of sex role stereotyping, and a critique of research by sociobiologists that allegedly demonstrates a biological basis for male aggression.
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"Joe Pleck's Myth of Masculinity is an extraordinary feat of synthesis, analysis, and original thinking. It will be the touch stone for all future scholarship on the male sex role.... Pleck is a pioneer."
—Letty Cottin Pogrebin, author of Growing Up Free
"Pleck's ... scholarly, analytical book... turns all the old theories upside down and insists on a brand new, looser definition of what it means to be a man in the 1980s."
—The Chicago Tribune
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Descripción MIT Press, 1981. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P110262160811
Descripción MIT Press, 1981. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería M0262160811