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Dilemmas of Masculinity : A Study of College Youth - Mirra Komarovsky

Dilemmas of Masculinity

A Study of College Youth

Hardcover Published: 21st October 2004
ISBN: 9780759107298
Number Of Pages: 302

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In Dilemmas of Masculinity, noted sociologist Mirra Komarovsky turns her attention to the consequences of feminism among women on the lives of men. As she'd documented in Women in the Modern World, and would again in Women in College, women's lives had changed enormously in the thirty-plus years Komarovsky taught at Barnard College. Women now are able to own their intelligence without apology, and most of the women had career aspirations that were equal to the men across the street at Columbia. In fieldwork conducted with Columbia College seniors in 1969-1970, she continually found that women's newly claimed freedoms, however, sat uneasily on men who had been raised in traditional homes. On the one hand, they respected women's intellectual achievements and even welcomed women's career aspirations. The campus ethos "demanded that men pay at least lip service to liberal attitudes towards working wives," Komarovsky wrote in an article based on the research. On the other hand, they didn't want to sacrifice any of the privileges they had been taught to expect - that their wives would do virtually all the child care and housework. As a result, the men were utterly unprepared for the new world of gender equality that women were beginning to demand.

Images of femininity and masculinity : beliefs, norms, and preferencesp. 10
Relationships with women : intellectual aspectsp. 44
Sex in the life of college malesp. 60
Sex in the life of college males : the virginsp. 107
Power and emotional relationships with womenp. 127
Intimacy and isolation : a study of self-disclosurep. 157
The sons judge their parentsp. 182
The future : occupational plans, the draft, and politicsp. 207
A theoretical summaryp. 222
Afterword : the author's envoip. 247
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ISBN: 9780759107298
ISBN-10: 0759107297
Series: Classics in Gender Studies
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 302
Published: 21st October 2004
Publisher: ALTA MIRA PR
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.6