Back to skip links

Purchase eTextbooks at the new VitalSource web site. Product options and pricing may differ. Shop Now

Additional product details

ISBN-13 9780205096442ISBN-10 0205096441
ISBN-10 0205096417ISBN-13 9780205096411
Author(s): Michael S. Kimmel; Michael A. Messner
Publisher: Pearson
Copyright year: © 2013 Pages: 656

Understanding the experiences of men in U.S. society

Edited by two of the field’s most prominent researchers, Men’s Lives, 9th edition, reflects on the question “What does it mean to be a man in contemporary U.S. society?”

Organized around themes that define masculinity, this reader uses a social-constructionist view to examine how men construct masculinity within a social and historical context.

Learning Goals

Upon completing this book, readers will be able to:

  • Understand how different groups–working class men, men of color, gay men, older men, younger men, and boys–construct different versions of masculinity

  • Examine the social roles of both men and women and the different forms that gender inequality can take

  • Consider gender relations and how men and women relate to each other

  • Understand how recent research by feminist scholars and pro-feminist men links to social change activism

  • Note: MySearchLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MySearchLab, please visit: