Absent Fathers Lost Sons

Author: Guy Corneau
Editor: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 0834827263
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An experience of the fragility of conventional images of masculinity is something many modern men share. Psychoanalyst Guy Corneau traces this experience to an even deeper feeling men have of their fathers' silence or absence—sometimes literal, but especially emotional and spiritual. Why is this feeling so profound in the lives of the postwar "baby boom" generation—men who are now approaching middle age? Because, he says, this generation marks a critical phase in the loss of the masculine initiation rituals that in the past ensured a boy's passage into manhood. In his engaging examination of the many different ways this missing link manifests in men's lives, Corneau shows that, for men today, regaining the essential "second birth" into manhood lies in gaining the ability to be a father to themselves—not only as a means of healing psychological pain, but as a necessary step in the process of becoming whole.

Remaking Men

Author: David J. Tacey
Editor: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415142410
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The nature of masculinity is a popular subject for contemporary authors, either treated critically from a sociological standpoint, or analysed from a psychological and spiritual perspective. In Remaking Men, David Tacey argues that we must strive to bridge the gap between these separate traditions - masculinity should neither be hijacked by the spiritual, Jung-influenced men's movement, nor discussed merely as a product of socio-political forces. Examining his own and other men's experience in a critical and lively discourse he evades the simplistic optimism of the 'inner journey' approach and the chronic pessimism of contemporary academic arguments. This is a fascinating and very accessible look at masculinity for those who want to explore self and society with intelligence and soul.

Absent Fathers

Author: Jonathan Bradshaw
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1134607210
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Much has been written and debated on lone mothers. However little has been discussed about non-resident fathers. Absent Fathers is part of a growing literature on men and masculinities and takes this debate further. Drawn from one of the best social policy units in the UK and results from the current ESRC Programme on Population and Household Change, it will provide a text for undergraduates in social policy and should also be important for professionals concerned with family breakdown and child support.

Forging The Male Spirit

Author: W. Merle Longwood
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1621893499
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Young men undergo significant changes during their years in college. They wrestle with big questions, which are essentially spiritual questions, as they ponder who they are, what they believe, what kind of persons they want to become, and how they might shape the world into something they can feel comfortable being themselves in. Those who participate in men's groups realize that their involvement can nurture their inner lives as they explore these questions and connect to transcendent values and a vision of a larger whole. This book includes historical and sociological perspectives on men and spirituality and an expanded case study of how one campus pioneered in the development of men's spirituality groups, which became a model for other campuses. It includes quantitative empirical research that explores college men's openness to spirituality and their interest in men's groups. The book's most extensive discussion is based on a qualitative analysis of thirty-six interviews with male college students, focusing on their understanding of the relationship between their masculinity and their spirituality, and how spirituality groups provided a venue in which they could begin to engage what it means to be spiritual and what it means to be a man.

The Shaman In The Disco And Other Dreams Of Masculinity

Author: James Thomas
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595401899
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E X C E R P T S from The Shaman in the Disco: it often happens for men that sensual deprivation leads to sexual obsession. Not knowing how to be with his inner alienation, he brings it to his girlfriend and experiences it, inaccurately, as estrangement between them. This perilous move to seek one's psychological moorings in someone else is to a great extent the fulfillment of our cultural fantasy of "love." I see in the image of Dracula, bent over the entranced woman and sucking her blood, the inevitable outcome of a man's desire who has been socialized into a hostile relationship towards all things in himself we in our culture call "feminine." He [Darth Vader] has literally and figuratively opened up, become unmasked, and he and Luke share a moment of unguarded closeness. It will be their first and last, because, along the lines of many father-son scenes like this in American film and literature, the defenses and guardedness fall away only when the father or son is dying. As if in male culture one could only die for-not live with-this sort of closeness. Love requires of us the ability to surrender our ego needs to the greater ideal of union with another; this first necessitates that we can surrender our ego defenses to a greater awareness of and intimacy with ourselves.


Author: Stephen A. Shapiro
Editor: Putnam Publishing Group
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Drawing on personal experience, client revelations, and recent feminist literature, a noted psychotherapist reassesses how contemporary males regard themselves, delves into the sources of men's dissatisfactions, and outlines the paths to recovery


Author: David V. Forrest
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The New Men S Studies

Author: Eugene R. August
Editor: Libraries Unltd Incorporated
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Contains some 1000 annotated entries that describe books about men. Coverage includes men's awareness, health, rights, heterosexuality and homosexuality, patriarchy and minority males. Each entry describes the book's content and, where appropriate, its political stance.

The Measure Of A Man

Author: Jerrold Lee Shapiro
ISBN: 9780385307734
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Based on interviews with eight hundred fathers, this look at what fatherhood means to men today addresses such issues as the effect of inadequate fathering on a man's ability to parent. 30,000 first printing. $30,000 ad/promo.

Daughter S With Absent Fathers

Author: Derwin Wince
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469118890
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Daughter(s) with Absent Fathers is a short book of letters a man on a train is regularly sending to his daughter he rediscovered. They reintroduced themselves after she became an adult. They met by accident. He was simply trying to stop a young man from yelling and pulling on his girlfriend out in public. The man had finished yanking her and her child out the car by the time he approached them. Papers fell out. Her purse fell out. Now the couple was looking at an interferer. That is, until they saw his eyes. It was then and there they came to realize it wasthat womans father. Suddenly this young man had the door opened for her and her child to get back in. Her eyes never left her fathers. Her body was helped back into the car. Next he had thrown her purse into her laps. Then he got in and they were gone. Embarrassment in the public caused this father to look down. Eighteen years had flashed by with repeats of horrors, screeches and pain since he last saw this sight. Except then it were she, he, her mother and her new boyfriend. Now this time around, on the ground, were envelopes. There lay an address that, for him, spelled change on the horizon. From those papers came one letter with his daughters name and address. He thought a contact. He thought to keep it a secret from her boyfriend. How does one keep secret letters from him, he thought. Thus you have in this book those letters. Letters of advice about dealing with relationships in this book called Daughter(s) with Absent Fathers.