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Sex Roles

, Volume 65, Issue 11–12, pp 886–887 | Cite as

The Men’s Movement in Action

Misframing Men: The Politics of Contemporary Masculinities. By Michael Kimmel, New Brunswick, NJ, Rutgers University Press, 2010. 242 pp. $23.95 (paperback). ISBN: 978-0-8135-4763-3
  • Katrina L. Cooper
Book Review
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When asked to review Kimmel’s book, the local media in my area was promoting two things that, having not read this book, I likely would not have noticed. The first was “A Catholic Gathering of Men,” a yearly seminar offered by the Catholic Men’s Fellowship of Pittsburgh, targeted toward conversion and creating a faith-based definition of masculinity (Catholic Men’s Fellowship 2011). The second was a national law firm with a branch in the area, which has marketed itself as protecting the rights of men (Cordell and Cordell 2011). These two advertisements served as “real world” examples of redefining masculinity as presented in Kimmel’s work. Throughout “Misframing Men: The Politics of Contemporary Masculinities,” Kimmel refers to groups such as these, which seek to recall men to their traditional roles and frame men as being victimized by the women in their lives.

Kimmel’s collection of essays, many of which have been previously available in popular, policy and academic publications, is...

References

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Bethany CollegeBethanyUSA

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