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Reynaud, Emmanuel ,:  Holy Virility; The Social Construction of Masculinity
Book Number: 0108633
Pluto Press, London, 1983.  Softcover. Good/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. 105 g.; VI, 122 pages, last three pages blank, intentionally, introduction by author, and notes. Illustrated cover, being a reproduction of Egon Schieles' painting "Fighter", with blue and black titles to the front panel and backstrip. Minor creasing to the book corners and rubbing to the book edges. Faint fading to the book panels and backstrip and browning of the text block edges and of the internal text. First published in France in 1981 under the title of "La Sainte Virilite", translated by Ros Schwartz. In this book the author ".. examines male power and the crimes inflicted on women in its name. Today the language used to justify this power has become more flawed, more insidious; it is the language of sexologists like Masters and Johnson, for whom women remain instruments to be played by male virtuosos. Holy Virility chronicles the changing language of the suppression, arguing at the same time that the press that is himself impoverished. Forced to measure up to match those standards of performance, many men experience their power and sexuality as heavy burdens." -- from the rear panel blurb. First English Translation. Size: Standard Paperback. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Sociology & Culture; Psychology; Sexuality; gender studies; ISBN: 0861043995. ISBN/EAN: 9780861043996. Inventory No: 0108633.
Price: $11.20

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