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Men : notes from an ongoing investigation / Laura Kipnis.

Kipnis, Laura. (Author).

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Pike Co PL - Petersburg Main Library 155.3 KIPN (Text) 38650833371998 Adult Non-Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781627791878 (hardback)
  • Physical Description: x, 208 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Metropolitan Books, 2014.

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Summary, etc.: "It's no secret that men often behave in mystifying ways, but in recent years we've witnessed so many spectacular public displays of male excess--indecent politicians, sleazy academics, philandering sports stars--that we're left to wonder whether something has come unwired in the collective male psyche. In the essays collected here, Kipnis revisits the archetypes of wayward masculinity that have captured her imagination over the years: the scumbag, the con man, the critic, the obsessive, cheaters, and many others. Examining men who have figured in her own life alongside the more notorious public examples, she draws out the masculine angst and sexual contradictions implicit in the erratic conduct of each. Far from the reactions of condescension and scorn that habitually greet such characters, Kipnis finds that they provoke in her complicated forms of sympathy and identification. Pushing past the usual cliche about differences between the sexes, Kipnis mixes intellectual rigor and careful analysis to give us an honest and compelling survey of the affinities, jealousies, longings, and erotics that structure the male-female bond"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Men > Psychology.
Men > Identity.
Masculinity.
Man-woman relationships.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gender Studies.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Essays.

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