Men's Studies

Abbott, Franklin (ed)
Boyhood, Growing Up Male : A Multicultural Anthology
Univ of Wisconsin 1998 Pages: 290
Price: $12.76
ISBN: 0299157547
From Booklist , 11/01/93: It was inevitable that a volume of prose and poetry about growing up male would emerge from the men's movement. Most men's movement books are filled with psychoanalysis and case studies, but here each man is asked to reminisce thoughtfully on his formative years. For the most part, the entries come from dysfunctional-family situations (the one fascinating exception is Terry Kupers' "Schoolyard Fights," in which he muses on how he's big enough to be the playground bully, but chooses to act as pacifist instead). Entries come from all over the globe (of particular interest are the pieces by Nigerian Obi Zikora and Filipino John Silva) and explore all sorts of subjects (dads with guns, growing up gay, living with elderly people, and experiencing war as a child). The lighter touch of the verse helps counter some of the angst-ridden prose pieces. Finally, Abbott rightly suggests that the book be used in men's therapy groups as a jumping-off point for verbalizing feelings about boyhood.

Bly, Robt
Iron John : A Book About Men
Vintage 1992 Pages: 268
Price: $9.60
ISBN: 067973119
Here, using the Grimm Fairy tale "Iron John" as a vehicle, Bly explores the myths and cultural underpinnings of a distinctly vigorous male mode of feeling, a combination of fierceness and tenderness long since sacrificed to the demands of the industrial revolution

Lawlor, Robt
Earth Honoring : The New Male Sexuality
Inner Trads 1989 Pages: 194
Price: $11.87
ISBN: 0892812540
Drawing on the mythology of male/female relationships, especially in Earth-honoring tribal cultures, Lawlor shows how we can learn from their traditions to create more balanced relationships in Western society.

Liebman, Wayne
Tending the Fire : The Ritual Men's Group
Ally 1991 Pages:
Price: $7.00
ISBN: 0915408457

Matthews, John (ed)
Choirs of the God: Revisioning Masculinity
ISBN: 1-85274-110-4

Mazis, Glen
The Trickster, Magician & Grieving Man : Reconnecting Men With Earth
Bear 1994 Pages: 299
Price: $10.36
ISBN: 1879181118
From Booklist , 04/01/94: We've heard a lot recently about archetypes of masculinity--kings, warriors, and the like. Although important to understanding the male psyche, these images can be retrogressive if we exclude such repressed images as those conjured by philosopher Mazis' title. He argues that Desert Storm is a quintessential image of today's "armored" maleness, raging from a disembodied distance and unleashing megatons of angry sexuality. He criticizes today's men's movement for failing to excavate such images of masculinity as the trickster, the magician-cook, and the grieving man. You need not flush the king and his friends down the (iron) john if they are balanced and brought to earth by these less self-serving masculine images. A sharply written, finely reasoned work.
Moore, Robt & Gillette, Doug

King, Warrior, Magician, Lover : Rediscovering the Archetypes of the Mature Masculine
Harper 1991 Pages: 192
Price: $10.40
ISBN: 0062506064
Pioneering the men's movement, Jungian analyst Robert Moore and mythologist Douglas Gillette identify and define the four mature male archetypes--the King, the Warrior, the Magician, and the Lover--as well as the four immature patterns or negative, shadow aspects. "A liberating guide to self-transformation."--Publishers Weekly.

Moore, Robt & Gillette, Doug
The King Within : Accessing the King in Male Psyche
Avon 1993 Pages:
Price: $8.80
ISBN: 0062506064
The first in a four-book series exploring masculine themes, The King Within is a remarkable addition to the new discoveries of the men's movement. Moore and Gillette are the authors of the bestselling King, Warrior, Magician, Lover: Rediscovering the Archetypes of the Mature Masculine.

Oliva, Max
The Masculine Spirit : Resources for Reflective Living
Ave Maria 1997 Pages: 160
Price: $7.16
ISBN: 0877936307

Oliva, Max
The Masculine Spirit : Resources for Reflective Living
Ave Maria 1997 Pages: 160
Price: $7.16
ISBN: 0877936307

Tacey, DJ
Remaking Men : Jung, Spirituality and Social Change
Routledge 1997 Pages: 240
Price: $22.99
ISBN: 0415142415
A READER: Excellent - well written and very readable examination of popular Jungian-based ideas about masculinity and feminist/post-modern cricitism of the masculine. Also compares and contrasts Jungian and postmodern thought, making a strong case for the need to recognize archetypal and spiritual aspects of human nature and society.

Wieland, Friedemann
The Journey of the Hero : Personal Growth, Deep Ecology, and the Q Uest for the Grail
Prism 1991 Pages:
Price: $10.95
ISBN: 1853270482

Woodman, Marion et al.
Dancing in the Flames : The Dark Goddess in the Transformation of Consciousness
Shambhala 1996 Pages:
Price: $10.10
ISBN: 1570621993
Earthy and immensely powerful, the Black Goddess has been a key force in world history, manifested in images as diverse as the Indian goddess Kali and the Black Madonnas of medieval Europe. But images of her have been conspicuously missing from the Western world for centuries--until now. Here, the authors explain the psychological significance of the divine feminine in the lives of modern women and men.