Does God Make the Man? Paperback

Media, Religion, and the Crisis of Masculinity

by Curtis Coats; Stewart Hoover;

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Does God Make the Man?

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Many believe that religion plays a positive role in men s identity development, with religion promoting good behavior, and morality. In contrast, we often assume that the media is a negative influence for men, teaching them to be rough and violent, and to ignore their emotions. In Does God Make the Man?, Stewart M. Hoover and Curtis D. Coats draw on extensive interviews and participant observation with both Evangelical and non-Evangelical men, including Catholics as well as Protestants, to argue that neither of these assumptions is correct.Dismissing the easy notion that media encourages toxic masculinity and religion is always a positive influence, Hoover and Coats argue that not only are the linkages between religion, media, and masculinity not as strong and substantive as has been assumed, but the ways in which these relations actually play out may contradict received views. Over the course of this fascinating book they examine crises, contradictions, and contestations: crises about the meaning of masculinity and about the lack of direction men experience from their faith communities; contradictions between men s religious lives and media lives, and contestations among men s ideas about what it means to be a man.The book counters common discussions about a crisis of masculinity, showing that actual men do not see the world the way the crisis talk has portrayed it and interestingly, even Evangelical men often do not see religion as part of the solution."

Does God Make the Man? by Curtis Coats; Stewart Hoover was published by New York University Press in October 2015. The ISBN for Does God Make the Man? is 9781479862238.

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Details for Does God Make the Man?

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback / softback
PublisherNew York University Press (October 2015)
Number of Pages240
Thickness14 mm
Height229 mm
Width155 mm
Product Code4339300
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