Today's man stands at a crossroads. In the past, man has been an unchallenged patriarch in our civilisation, secure of his role and confident of his masculinity. Many people think that today's man is more unsure of himself than ever. In the media he is often portrayed as immature and self-centred. The demands and expectations from all around him have changed. It is time for man to rediscover his strength, his identity and who he wants to be.
What characterises the modern man? How has the culture we live in affected man's role? The authors present new research from psychology, sociology and neurobiology, together with explanations from evolutionary biology.
The various chapters follow man from childhood, though adult life and right on to old age, researching the different phases of life and the roles man passes through. They describe different routes to manhood through themes such as friendship, responsibility, sexuality, fatherhood and maturity. This book is helpful to today's man in finding his masculinity and being able to assess what is specific about being a man. The text also includes questions which will help the reader to explore the various themes as they relate to his own life. This book is written for men, by men, but it will also be useful to women who want to gain a better understanding of their father, partner or son.
Join us on a journey of discovery through your masculinity!
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