These original essays follow the socio-historical evolution of virility, as opposed to masculinity, to unsettle popular accounts of politics and culture. A major contribution to the nascent field of masculinity studies, this history consults painting, sculpture, literature, philosophy, film, and cultural and sociological critique. With the twentieth century delivering one blow after another to hegemonic virility, this book also explores where manliness might be headed next.

A History of Virility 2017, Columbia University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780231168793

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A History of Virility 2016, Columbia University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780231168786

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