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1st Edition

Men Doing Feminism

Edited By

Tom Digby

ISBN 9780415916264
Published December 19, 1997 by Routledge
374 Pages

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Book Description

First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Table of Contents

Introduction, Tom Digby; Part 1 Feminist Theory from Men’s Lives; Chapter 1 My Father the Feminist, Susan Bordo; Chapter 2 How Feminism Made a Man Out of Me, Patrick D. Hopkins; Chapter 3 Who’s Afraid of Men Doing Feminism?, Michael S. Kimmel; Chapter 4 On Your Knees, Brian Pronger; Chapter 5 Profeminist Men and Their Friends, Richard Schmitt; Chapter 6 Tracing a Ghostly Memory in My Throat, C. Jacob Hale; Chapter 7 Teaching Women Philosophy (as a Feminist Man), Thomas E. Wartenberg; Chapter 8 A Black Man’s Place in Black Feminist Criticism, Michael Awkward; Part 2 Feminist Theory in Men’s Lives; Chapter 9 Can Men Be Subjects of Feminist Thought?, Sandra Harding; Chapter 10 To Be a Man, or Not to Be a Man—That Is the Feminist Question, Harry Brod; Chapter 11 Male Feminism as Oxymoron, David J. Kahane; Chapter 12 Antiracist (Pro)Feminisms and Coalition Politics, Joy James; Chapter 13 Feminism and the Future of Fathering, Judith Kegan Gardiner; Chapter 14 A New Response to “Angry Black (Anti)Feminists”, Gary Lemons; Chapter 15 Is Feminism Good for Men and Are Men Good for Feminism?, James P. Sterba; Chapter 16 Reading Like a (Transsexual) Man, Henry S. Rubin; Chapter 17 Feminist Ambiguity in Heterosexual Lives, Laurence Mordekhai Thomas; Chapter 18 A Progressive Male Standpoint, Larry May;

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Tom Digby teaches philosophy at Springfield College. His articles on feminist theory and other subjects have been published widely and he serves on the executive board of the Society for the Study of Women Philosophers and has also been active in the Society for Women in Philosophy.


"Tom Digby has put together a fine volume of diverse voices on the question of males doing feminist thought in the U.S. Avoiding the pitfalls of naive identity politics and standpoint escapism, the contributors explore the topic as a set of problems through which theoretical, political, moral, and existential commitments can be forged." -- Lewis R. Gordon, Brown University
"The wonderfully diverse entries in this volume investigate the tensions between feminism and manhood, engaging the personal and the political, the moral and the epistemological. The authors' explorations of the strengths and weaknesses of male subject position challenge simplistic interpretations both of the subject/object distinction and of epistemologies based directly on social identities. This collection makes an original and substantive contribution to feminist theory." -- Alison M. Jaggar University of Colorado, Boulder
"Being written by men and women, straights and gays, transsexuals, and people of different ethnic and racial backgrounds, these essays represent varied responses to the question of men doing feminism... which makes it an extremely valuable collection." -- Christine R. Metzo, University of Kentucky