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The Resource No man's land : men's changing commitments to family and work, Kathleen Gerson

No man's land : men's changing commitments to family and work, Kathleen Gerson

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No man's land : men's changing commitments to family and work
Title
No man's land
Title remainder
men's changing commitments to family and work
Statement of responsibility
Kathleen Gerson
Title variation
Men's changing commitments to family and work
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Men, like women, are finding it increasingly difficult to "have it all." How are they responding to the new realities of our time - the cataclysmic changes caused by the women's movement and by diminished economic opportunities? Here is the first authoritative, in-depth answer. Based on a unique series of life-history interviews, this pathbreaking book lets men tell in their own words the varied ways in which, for better or for worse, they are reassessing their commitments to family and work." "Today there is no longer a single, unambiguous road to manhood. But why do men choose one path over another? Why do some still choose to become traditional breadwinners, while others flee the responsibilities of parenthood altogether, and still others become significantly more involved in family life than earlier generations of men? What does it mean to be a man in a world where women are almost as likely as men to shoulder the responsibilities of supporting a family? And how can we as individuals and as a society encourage progressive trends?"
  • "Unlike other books that focus on the differences between men and women, this book explains the variations among men - and perceives signs of positive change. Drawing on scores of interviews with men from diverse social backgrounds and walks of life, No Man's Land presents a richly nuanced picture of the varied ways in which men are reassessing their commitments to work and family life. While most discussions of men's lives focus on their power and privilege, this book also examines men's dilemmas and constraints. Even though men as a group possess disproportionate power, as individuals many do not feel powerful. This book shows not only how men assemble and protect their prerogatives, but also how they are coping with unprecedented assaults on privileges once taken for granted. Kathleen Gerson examines how men perceive, construct, and justify their options, even in those cases when the choices appear self-serving or implausible. The result is a book that helps us respond more meaningfully, both as a society and as individual men and women, to an unfinished revolution."--BOOK JACKET
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Gerson, Kathleen
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Men
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No man's land : men's changing commitments to family and work, Kathleen Gerson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [329]-355) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I: Men's quiet revolution -- The changing contours of American manhood -- II: Paths of change -- The child and the man -- Turning toward breadwinning -- Turning toward autonomy -- Turning toward family involvement -- Dilemmas of breadwinning and autonomy -- Dilemmas of involved fatherhood -- III: The causes and consequences of change -- The myth of masculinity -- Men and the politics of gender
Control code
27216504
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 366 pages
Isbn
9780465063161
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1522423
Label
No man's land : men's changing commitments to family and work, Kathleen Gerson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [329]-355) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I: Men's quiet revolution -- The changing contours of American manhood -- II: Paths of change -- The child and the man -- Turning toward breadwinning -- Turning toward autonomy -- Turning toward family involvement -- Dilemmas of breadwinning and autonomy -- Dilemmas of involved fatherhood -- III: The causes and consequences of change -- The myth of masculinity -- Men and the politics of gender
Control code
27216504
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 366 pages
Isbn
9780465063161
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1522423

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