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Unreasonable Men : Masculinity and Social Theory - Victor J. Seidler

Unreasonable Men

Masculinity and Social Theory

Paperback Published: 16th December 1993
ISBN: 9780415082945
Number Of Pages: 272

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In "Unreasonable Men, " Victor Seidler argues that the conflation of masculinity and reason has influenced and distorted Western concepts of modernity as well as the dominant forms of social theory and philosophy. This alliance of masculinity and reason is also a source of power that promotes an unreasonable form of reason often used to control women. Under this belief system, emotions are deemed to be too "personal" and "subjective" when contrasted with the "objectivity" of reason and are thus discounted as forms of knowledge. The dominant forms of social theory have worked with a universal and impersonal conception of reason which discounts the value of experience, treating it as the mere effect of language.

Preface and acknowledgements
Introduction: Masculinity, modernity and social theoryp. 1
Naturep. 13
Reasonp. 23
Moralityp. 35
Freedomp. 45
Identityp. 57
Modernityp. 69
Experiencep. 82
Feminismp. 94
Masculinityp. 109
Historiesp. 121
Relationshipsp. 137
Languagep. 151
Sexualityp. 165
Dependencyp. 184
Conclusion: Masculinity, power and modernityp. 196
Notesp. 218
Bibliographyp. 236
Name indexp. 249
Subject indexp. 251
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ISBN: 9780415082945
ISBN-10: 0415082943
Series: Male Orders
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 16th December 1993
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 15.88  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.48
Edition Number: 1

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