The Male Ego

The Male Ego

Book - 1992
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Baker & Taylor
A renowned psychiatrist argues that men's identities are dangerously connected to reputation and shows how this embattled sense of manhood affects language, politics, relationships between the sexes, and men's self esteem

Book News
Psychoanalyst Gaylin ( Rediscovering Love ) explores the male experience and presents evidence of a critical deterioration in the pride and self-confidence of American men. In a culture which no longer provides distinct means of support for the male ego, the answer, according to Gaylin, lies not in role reversal or in the "feminization" of the male, but in a gradual blurring of the gender roles with the eventual emergence of men and women still different but equally worthy of respect. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Blackwell North Amer
What's the matter with men today? From homicidal macho posturing to weekend drumming marathons, American men are in crisis, and showing it. This landmark work by Willard Gaylin, the best-selling author of Rediscovering Love, traces the origins of that crisis to the fragile center of masculinity - the much-misunderstood male ego.
Men's identities are dangerously bound by rules that they themselves have made, driving them toward goals that are almost unattainable. In The Male Ego, Gaylin examines the ways in which that contradiction erupts in men's everyday lives: in the pervasive fear of impotence and the paranoid terror of "being screwed"; in the irrational displays of phallic power that endanger our streets and vulgarize our work spaces; in the use and abuse of women as "male jewelry." Gaylin shows how an embattled sense of manhood infects our language and corrupts our political life; how it poisons relationships between the sexes and why it ultimately results in most men feeling a failure in their own eyes.
At a time when so many men are struggling, not just with women but with their own deeper selves, The Male Ego presents a compelling case for redefining manhood and relocating traditional sources of male pride.

Baker
& Taylor

A renowned psychiatrist argues that men's identities are dangerously connected to reputation and shows how this embattled sense of manhood affects language, politics, relationships between the sexes, and men's self esteem. 50,000 first printing. $50,000 ad/promo. Tour.

Publisher: New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Viking, 1992.
ISBN: 9780670835881
0670835889
Branch Call Number: 155.632 GAY
Characteristics: xxviii, 276 p. ; 24 cm.

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