Masculine Mystique by Andrew Kimbrell

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Do you want to know why men die seven years earlier than women, are more likely to die of hear disease, cancer, alcoholism, and ulcers, commit suicide at four times the rate of women, only have 20% change of gaining custody of their children after divorce, experience a dramatic drop in real wages, while those of women are increasing and are less likely to graduate from college than women? Then read Kimbrell’s book, "The Masculine Mystique."

American men are in a crisis. We see the consequences all around us: the alarming increase in male unemployment and homelessness, punitive custody laws that deprive men of their children, and high-pressure competitive jobs that leave men vulnerable to stress-related diseases and substance abuse. Kimbrell brilliantly shows these are not the problems of "fringe" groups or misfits, but of every man living and working in our society. From the laws of enclosure to the steep decline in real wage, Kimbrell shows how men have been steadily undermined and a destructive masculine mystique created.

 

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Published by the Foundation for Deep Ecology, by arrangement with Island Press.Andrew Kimbrell is a public interest attorney, activist and author. He has been involved in public interest legal activity in numerous areas of technology, human health and the environment. After working eight years as the Policy Director at the Foundation for Economic Trends, Kimbrell established the International Center for Technology Assessment (CTA) in 1994 and the Center for Food Safety (CFS) in 1997. Kimbrell has written several books and given numerous public lectures on a variety of issues. He has been featured on radio and television programs across the country, including The Today Show, the CBS Morning Show, Crossfire, Headlines on Trial, and Good Morning America. He has lectured at dozens of universities throughout the country and has testified before congressional and regulatory hearings. In 1994, the Utne Reader named Kimbrell as one of the world's leading 100 visionaries.
 
Published July 25, 1995 by Ballantine Books. 367 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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Kimbrell's prescription for the ``grim condition of the American male'' involves what he calls a gender revolution, one based on the rediscovery of masculinity as ``a primal generative and creative force.'' A public-interest attorney and environmental activist, Kimbrell offers sound analysi...

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Unlike most books on the ``crisis of masculinity,'' this call to action by lawyer and environmentalist Kimbrell (The Human Body Shop) is neither an attack on nor a reaction to feminism.

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