Mask Off: Masculinity Redefined - Outspoken by Pluto (Paperback)JJ Bola (author)
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What is masculinity? Dominating the world around us, from Trump's twitter outbursts to deadly gun violence, from male suicide rates to incels on Reddit and 4chan, masculinity is perceived to be 'toxic', 'fragile' and 'in crisis'.
In Mask Off, JJ Bola exposes masculinity as a performance that men are socially conditioned into. Using examples of non-Western cultural traditions, music and sport, he shines light on historical narratives around manhood, debunking popular myths along the way. He explores how LGBTQ men, men of colour, and male refugees experience masculinity in diverse ways, revealing its fluidity, how it's strengthened and weakened by different political contexts, such as the patriarchy or the far-right, and perceived differently by those around them.
At the heart of love and sex, the political stage, competitive sports, gang culture, and mental health issues, lies masculinity: Mask Off is an urgent call to unravel masculinity and redefine it.
Publisher: Pluto Press
Number of pages: 128
Weight: 122 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm
'An antidote to Jordan Peterson'-- Guardian
'An uncompromising, heartfelt and completely vital interrogation of this thing we call masculinity. Bubbling with new perspectives and major insights - this is the book about masculinity that we ALL need'-- Jeffrey Boakye, author of 'Black, Listed: Black British Culture Explored'
'A vital addition to books on masculinity. It is opening up conversations, whilst offering guidance towards joyful, emotional, non-violent masculinities'-- Bad Form
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“An outstanding book”
Such a wonderful book. Bola writes with a great balance of personal experience and facts and data on masculinity. It really helped me rethink what it means to be masculine, and the benefits and disadvantages of it.
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