The Department of Sociology Presents:
68th Annual Family Institute Conference
Masculinities: The Faces of Manhood in the 21st Century Global Context
October 14-17, 2012
Executive Leadership Conference Center
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Michael Kimmel
Meet and Greet Book Signing Reception
Sunday October 14, 2012 at 5:30PM
Executive Conference Center
Motorola Reception Lobby
Sunday October 14, 2012 6:00 PM
Morehouse College Executive Conference Center Ballrooms
Michael Kimmel is a distinguished professor of sociology at SUNY Stony Brook University. He is among the leading researchers and writers on men and masculinity in the world today. The author or editor of more than twenty volumes, his books include Changing Men: New Directions in Research on Men and Masculinity (1987), Men Confront Pornography (1990), The Politics of Manhood(1996), The Gender of Desire (2005) and The History of Men (2005). His documentary history, "Against the Tide: Pro-Feminist Men in the United States, 1776-1990" (Beacon, 1992), chronicled men who supported women’s equality since the founding of the country. This “inspiring, pathbreaking collection of remarkable documents” (Dissent) was also called “meticulously researched” (Booklist) and a “pioneering volume” which “will serve as an inspirational sourcebook for both women and men.” (Publishers’ Weekly).
About the Book
In just one generation, age-old ideas about women have been swept aside … but what does that have to do with men? Authors Michael Kaufman and Michael Kimmel, two of the world’s leading male advocates of gender equality, believe it has everything to do with them—and that it’s crucial to educate men about feminism in order for them to fully understand just how important and positive these changes have been for them.
Kaufman and Kimmel address these issues in The Guy’s Guide to Feminism. Hip and accessible, it contains nearly a hundred entries—from “Autonomy” to “Zero Tolerance”—written in varying tones (humorous, satirical, irreverent, thoughtful, and serious) and in many forms (“top ten” lists, comics, interviews, mini-stories, and more). Each topic celebrates the ongoing gains that are improving the lives of women and girls—and what that really means for men.
Informal and fun yet substantive and intelligent, The Guy’s Guide to Feminism illustrates how understanding and supporting feminism can help men live richer, fuller, and happier lives.