Analyzing the meanings of masculinity in contemporary culture, this book examines specific cultural male icons like Muhammad Ali, Harvey Keitel, Jean-Claude Van Damme, and Newt Gingrich and explores the male stereotypes such as the cowboy, the father, the homosexual, and the Black terror.

chapter 1|7 pages


chapter 2|14 pages

A Buffalo, New York Story

chapter 3|15 pages

Father Figure

chapter 4|10 pages


chapter 5|31 pages

Homo Academicus

chapter 15|16 pages

A White Boy Is Being Beaten