The Will To Change - Bell Hooks (Paperback)

Men, Masculinity, and Love

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Barcode
9780743456081
Department
Books
Released
21 Dec 2004
Supply Source
USA

Book

Author
Bell Hooks
Subtitle
Men, Masculinity, and Love
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Simon & Schuster
Edition
Reprint
Language
English
Number of Pages
188
Dimensions
210 x 140 x 19mm (191g)

Annotation

In a thought-provoking social and cultural analysis, the author of All About Love explores the world of masculinity and maleness to address some of men's most common concerns, including a fear of intimacy and the loss of their patriarchal place in society, arguing that an emotionally rewarding inner life holds the key to successful intimate relationships. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

Summary

Everyone needs to love and be loved—even men. But to know love, men must be able to look at the ways that patriarchal culture keeps them from knowing themselves, from being in touch with their feelings, from loving.

In The Will to Change, bell hooks gets to the heart of the matter and shows men how to express the emotions that are a fundamental part of who they are—whatever their age, marital status, ethnicity, or sexual orientation. But toxic masculinity punishes those fundamental emotions, and it’s so deeply ingrained in our society that it’s hard for men to not comply—but hooks wants to help change that.

With trademark candor and fierce intelligence, hooks addresses the most common concerns of men, such as fear of intimacy and loss of their patriarchal place in society, in new and challenging ways. She believes men can find the way to spiritual unity by getting back in touch with the emotionally open part of themselves—and lay claim to the rich and rewarding inner lives that have historically been the exclusive province of women. A brave and astonishing work, The Will to Change is designed to help men reclaim the best part of themselves.

Non-Fiction

General Subject
Sociology
BISAC Subject 1
Social Science / Men's Studies
BISAC Subject 2
Social Science / Anthropology / Cultural
BISAC Subject 3
Social Science / Women's Studies
BIC Classification 1
Popular psychology
BIC Classification 2
Mind, Body, Spirit: thought & practice
Library Subject 1
Sex role
Library Subject 2
Masculinity
Dewey Classification
305.31

Author Bio

bell hooks is a cultural critic, a feminist theorist, and the renowned author of more than twenty books. A charismatic speaker, she divides her time between teaching, writing, and lecturing around the world. She lives in Kentucky and New York City.