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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 18 books in this booklist

This list represents some of the books on this subject that we have had in our shop - but there will be many more that we can order for you!

  • Cover image of book How Not To Be a Boy by Robert Webb
    How Not To Be a Boy - by Robert Webb

    £8.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781786890115 | ISBN 10: 1786890119

    “It sounded to me that to be a gentleman, you needed both manners and bravery. And that thought was horribly fascinating. Because I thought only wimps needed manners. And only tough guys were brave”   Following Peep Show, and alongside Back, t ... more

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  • Cover image of book Be A Man by Chris Hemmings
    Be A Man - by Chris Hemmings

    £12.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781785901676 | ISBN 10: 1785901672

    For decades women have shone the spotlight on equality and asked why they’re treated like second-class citizens. They’ve understandably demanded freedoms, rights and legal protections and, while they’ve slowly won some battles, it has been far ... more

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  • Cover image of book Boys Don
    Boys Don't Cry - by Tim Grayburn

    £16.99   hardback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781473636903 | ISBN 10: 1473636906

    Boys Don't Cry is a book that will make sense of depression and anxiety for people who might not recognise those feelings in themselves or others.   Suicide is the single biggest killer of men aged 20-45 in the UK. Depression and undiagnosed ... more

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  • Cover image of book Hold Tight: Black Masculinity, Millennials and the Meaning of Grime by Jeffrey Boakye
    Hold Tight: Black Masculinity, Millennials and the Meaning of Grime - by Jeffrey Boakye

    £9.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781910312254 | ISBN 10: 1910312258

    Hold Tight is a book about being black, British and born after 1980. It’s also about Grime.  Celebrating over fifty key songs that make up Grime’s DNA, Jeffrey Boakye explores the meaning of the music and why it has such resonance in the ... more

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  • Cover image of book Man Up: Boys, Men and Breaking the Male Rules by Rebecca Asher
    Man Up: Boys, Men and Breaking the Male Rules - by Rebecca Asher

    £9.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781784701802 | ISBN 10: 1784701807

    What does it mean to be a man today? Much is being done to change negative female stereotypes but we still expect that big boys don�t cry, strong and silent types get the girl, and that there is such a thing as a �real man�. Man Up challenges t ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Descent of Man by Grayson Perry
    The Descent of Man - by Grayson Perry

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780141981741 | ISBN 10: 0141981741

    "A breeze of a read, makes you see our male-manufactured world a little differently... Grayson Perry has written the very book I wanted to write"(Matt Haig) "GRAYSON PERRY FOR KING AND QUEEN OF ENGLAND. Imagine how BRILLIANT our country would look ... more

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  • Cover image of book Outside the XY: Black and Brown Queer Masculinity by Morgan Mann Willis
    Outside the XY: Black and Brown Queer Masculinity - by Morgan Mann Willis

    £12.63   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781626013049 | ISBN 10: 1626013047

    Outside the XY: Queer Black and Brown Masculinity is an anthology of more than 50 stories, memories, poems, ideas, essays and letters--all examining what it looks like, feels like, and is like to inhabit masculinity outside of cisgendered manhood as ... more

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  • Cover image of book Breaking the Male Code: Unlocking the Power of Friendship by Robert Garfield
    Breaking the Male Code: Unlocking the Power of Friendship - by Robert Garfield

    £11.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781592409624 | ISBN 10: 1592409628

    Calling for a new mens movement, a noted psychotherapist examines the critical role close male friendships play in helping men lead happy, healthy lives.   For much of the past century, men have operated under the rules of Male Code, a rigid ... more

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  • Cover image of book Superman is an Arab: On God, Marriage, Macho Men and Other Disastrous Inventions by Joumana Haddad
    Superman is an Arab: On God, Marriage, Macho Men and Other Disastrous Inventions - by Joumana Haddad

    £8.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781908906090 | ISBN 10: 190890609x

    This is not a manifesto against men in general. Nor is it a manifesto against Arab men in particular. It is, however, a howl in the face of a particular species of men: the macho species, Supermen, as they like to envision themselves. But Superman is ... more

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  • Cover image of book Boyhoods: Rethinking Masculinities by Ken Corbett
    Boyhoods: Rethinking Masculinities - by Ken Corbett

    £14.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780300171211 | ISBN 10: 0300171218

    Familiar and expected gender patterns help us to understand boys but often constrict our understanding of any given boy. Writing in a wonderfully robust and engaging voice, Ken Corbett argues for a new psychology of masculinity, one that is not stric ... more

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  • Cover image of book Manhood for Amateurs by Michael Chabon
    Manhood for Amateurs - by Michael Chabon

    £10.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780007150410 | ISBN 10: 0007150415

    Michael Chabon, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Adventures of Kavalier & Clay and The Yiddish Policemen's Union, offers his first major work of non-fiction, an autobiographical narrative as inventive, beautiful and powerful as his novels. ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Good Men Project: Real Stories from the Front Lines of Modern Manhood by James Houghton, Larry Bean and Tom Matlack (Editors)
    The Good Men Project: Real Stories from the Front Lines of Modern Manhood - by James Houghton, Larry Bean and Tom Matlack (Editors)

    £13.50   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780615357362 | ISBN 10: 0615357369

    The Good Men Project: Real Stories from the Front Lines of Modern Manhood is an anthology of thirty-one essays by a broad range of men rich, poor, black, white, gay, straight, urban, rural, famous, ordinary all writing about the challenges, obsta ... more

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  • Cover image of book Deconstructing Tyrone: A New Look at Black Masculinity in the Hip-Hop Generation by Natalie Hopkinson and Natalie Y. Moore
    Deconstructing Tyrone: A New Look at Black Masculinity in the Hip-Hop Generation - by Natalie Hopkinson and Natalie Y. Moore

    £11.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781573442572 | ISBN 10: 1573442577

    Do you know Tyrone? That smooth-talking, irresistable fellow whose essence is full of swagger, rhythm, and flow? The militant revolutionary of the 1960s evolved into the pimp / thug of the hip-hop era? You know, the archetype converted into a hit sin ... more

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  • Cover image of book In a Queer Time and Place: Transgender Bodies, Subcultural Lives by Judith Halberstam
    In a Queer Time and Place: Transgender Bodies, Subcultural Lives - by Judith Halberstam

    £19.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9780814735855 | ISBN 10: 0814735851

    In her first book since the critically acclaimed Female Masculinity, Judith Halberstam examines the significance of the transgender body in a provocative collection of essays on queer time and space. She presents a series of case studies focused on t ... more

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  • Cover image of book Men, Masculitities And Poverty In The UK by Sandy Ruxton
    Men, Masculitities And Poverty In The UK - by Sandy Ruxton

    £14.95   paperback   (2002) - ISBN 13: 9780855984908 | ISBN 10: 0855984902

    Rising suicides among young men; educational underachievement among boys; male detachment from the labour market - in the UK statistics such as these are regularly used to support the argument that men are "in crisis". But the overall trends still sh ... more

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  • Cover image of book Men Talk by Jennifer Coates
    Men Talk - by Jennifer Coates

    £36.50   paperback   (2002) - ISBN 13: 9780631220466 | ISBN 10: 0631220461

    What is men's talk like? If the stereotypes are to be believed, either men are the strong & silent type or they talk compulsively and competitively about sport, cars and drinking exploits. Are these stereotypes accurate? Do men talk differently when ... more

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  • Cover image of book Women Voice Men: Gender in European Culture by Maya Slater (editor)
    Women Voice Men: Gender in European Culture - by Maya Slater (editor)

    £16.00   paperback   (1997) - ISBN 13: 9781871516937 | ISBN 10: 1871516935

    A selection of lively, scholarly pieces that presents a view of men given by women. Some of the contributors write directly about men and how men see women; others view men at a distance, as a woman looking at men through the eyes of a female writer, ... more

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  • Cover image of book Wimp or Gladiator: Contradictions in Acquiring Masculine Sexuality by Janet Hollan, Caroline Ramazanoglu & Sue Sharpe
    Wimp or Gladiator: Contradictions in Acquiring Masculine Sexuality - by Janet Hollan, Caroline Ramazanoglu & Sue Sharpe

    £3.50   paperback   (1993) - ISBN 13: 9781872767901 | ISBN 10: 1872767907

    As young men struggle to attain masculinity, they are drawn into the exercise of power over women, but at the same time exposed to the possibilities of failure. Using depth interviews with young men aged 16-21, in this paper we explore their strategi ... more

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