In the Company of Men

Representations of Male-male Sexuality in Meiji Literature

Author: Jim Reichert

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804752145

Category: History

Page: 282

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In the Company of Men examines representations of male-male sexuality in literature from the Meiji period, when Japan launched an unprecedented modernization campaign.

In the Company of Men

A Woman at the Citadel

Author: Nancy Mace,Mary Jane Ross

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0689840039

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 256

View: 5591

Offers the true story of Nancy Mace, the first woman to ever graduate the once male-only military college, The Citadel. Reprint.

In the Company of Men

A New Approach to Healing for Husbands, Fathers, and Friends

Author: Marvin Allen,Jo Robinson

Publisher: Random House (NY)

ISBN: N.A

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 235

View: 6076

Drawing upon his own experiences with patients, a noted psychotherapist tackles the problems that all men face in their lives, providing a new definition of manhood and allowing men to fulfill their potential. 50,000 first printing. $50,000 ad/promo. Tour.

In the Company of Men

Male Dominance and Sexual Harassment

Author: James Gruber,Phoebe Morgan

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 9781555536381

Category: Law

Page: 330

View: 5321

Despite over twenty years of discussion and study, sexual harassment remains a significant problem in the workplace. Current research focusing on organizational policy and women's career development often ignores the reality of male dominance, prevalent in areas such as the military, the police, and firefighting-occupations that see not only more frequent but also more severe harassment, even sexual assault. Meanwhile, new evidence points to the fact that men are largely responsible not only for the harassment of women but for most harassment of other men as well. This landmark collection of original essays investigates the links between male dominance and sexual harassment in light of new research and more complex understandings of masculinity. Treated not merely as a matter of worker sex ratios but as an inherent element of workplace culture, male dominance is observed from a variety of quantitative and qualitative approaches ranging from criminology and sociology to psychology and gender studies. Integrating both men's and women's viewpoints, research across occupational groups, and studies from both the United States and Europe, the chapters provide an invaluable international perspective into two inextricably intertwined problems rooted in cultural constructions of gender and institutional roles and processes.

In the Company of Men

Male Dominance and Sexual Harassment

Author: James Gruber,Phoebe Morgan

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 9781555536381

Category: Law

Page: 330

View: 5008

Despite over twenty years of discussion and study, sexual harassment remains a significant problem in the workplace. Current research focusing on organizational policy and women's career development often ignores the reality of male dominance, prevalent in areas such as the military, the police, and firefighting-occupations that see not only more frequent but also more severe harassment, even sexual assault. Meanwhile, new evidence points to the fact that men are largely responsible not only for the harassment of women but for most harassment of other men as well. This landmark collection of original essays investigates the links between male dominance and sexual harassment in light of new research and more complex understandings of masculinity. Treated not merely as a matter of worker sex ratios but as an inherent element of workplace culture, male dominance is observed from a variety of quantitative and qualitative approaches ranging from criminology and sociology to psychology and gender studies. Integrating both men's and women's viewpoints, research across occupational groups, and studies from both the United States and Europe, the chapters provide an invaluable international perspective into two inextricably intertwined problems rooted in cultural constructions of gender and institutional roles and processes.

Seconds of Pleasure

Stories

Author: Neil LaBute

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

ISBN: 9780802199195

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 1549

In Seconds of Pleasure, acclaimed award-winning director and playwright Neil LaBute, brings to the page his cutting humor and compelling take on the shadowy terrain of the human heart. Best known for his controversial plays and films, his short fiction has appeared in The New Yorker and Playboy. Seductive and provocative, each potent and pithy tale in Seconds of Pleasure finds men and women exploiting -- or at the mercy of -- the hidden fault lines that separate them: In “Time Share,” a woman leaves her family at their vacation home after discovering her husband in a compromising situation; a middle-aged man obsesses over a scab on the calf of a pretty young girl in “Boo-Boo”; and a vain Hollywood actor gets his comeuppance in “Soft Target.” LaBute infuses Seconds of Pleasure with his trademark wit and black humor, and unleashes his imagination in stories that offer unflinching insight into our very human shortcomings and impure urges with shocking candor.

In the Company of Men: Inside the Lives of Male Prostitutes

Inside the Lives of Male Prostitutes

Author: Michael D. Smith,Christian Grov

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313384398

Category: Psychology

Page: 208

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Offering a new perspective on male prostitution, In the Company of Men employs qualitative methodology to present a real-world view of the issues, both obvious and obscure, surrounding the world's "second-oldest profession." • Field observations from more than 200 contact hours at the agency and with the escorts • First-hand accounts and stories from interviews and interactions with men working as male escorts and with managers at their agency

In The Company Of Black Men

The African Influence on African American Culture in New York City

Author: Craig Steven Wilder

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814795347

Category: History

Page: 333

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From the subaltern assemblies of the enslaved in colonial New York City to the benevolent New York African Society of the early national era to the formation of the African Blood Brotherhood in twentieth century Harlem, voluntary associations have been a fixture of African-American communities. In the Company of Black Men examines New York City over three centuries to show that enslaved Africans provided the institutional foundation upon which African-American religious, political, and social culture could flourish. Arguing that the universality of the voluntary tradition in African-American communities has its basis in collectivism—a behavioral and rhetorical tendency to privilege the group over the individual—it explores the institutions that arose as enslaved Africans exploited the potential for group action and mass resistance. Craig Steven Wilder’s research is particularly exciting in its assertion that Africans entered the Americas equipped with intellectual traditions and sociological models that facilitated a communitarian response to oppression. Presenting a dramatic shift from previous work which has viewed African-American male associations as derivative and imitative of white male counterparts, In the Company of Black Men provides a ground-breaking template for investigating antebellum black institutions.

A company of one

insecurity, independence, and the new world of white-collar unemployment

Author: Carrie M. Lane

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801461279

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 216

View: 9995

Being laid off can be a traumatic event. The unemployed worry about how they will pay their bills and find a new job. In the American economy's boom-and-bust business cycle since the 1980s, repeated layoffs have become part of working life. In A Company of One, Carrie M. Lane finds that the new culture of corporate employment, changes to the job search process, and dual-income marriage have reshaped how today's skilled workers view unemployment. Through interviews with seventy-five unemployed and underemployed high-tech white-collar workers in the Dallas area over the course of the 2000s, Lane shows that they have embraced a new definition of employment in which all jobs are temporary and all workers are, or should be, independent "companies of one." Following the experiences of individual jobseekers over time, Lane explores the central role that organized networking events, working spouses, and neoliberal ideology play in forging and reinforcing a new individualist, pro-market response to the increasingly insecure nature of contemporary employment. She also explores how this new perspective is transforming traditional ideas about masculinity and the role of men as breadwinners. Sympathetic to the benefits that this "company of one" ideology can hold for its adherents, Lane also details how it hides the true costs of an insecure workforce and makes collective and political responses to job loss and downward mobility unlikely.

In the Company of Men

Author: Neil LaBute

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780571199310

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 89

View: 4252

The winner of the Film-makers' Trophy for Best Dramatic Feature at the 1997 Sundance Film Festival, In the Company of Men is a black comedy about a psychological love triangle set within 1990s corporate culture.

In the Country of Men

A Novel

Author: Hisham Matar

Publisher: Dial Press

ISBN: 9780440336648

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 9633

BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Hisham Matar's Anatomy of a Disappearance. Libya, 1979. Nine-year-old Suleiman’s days are circumscribed by the narrow rituals of childhood: outings to the ruins surrounding Tripoli, games with friends played under the burning sun, exotic gifts from his father’s constant business trips abroad. But his nights have come to revolve around his mother’s increasingly disturbing bedside stories full of old family bitterness. And then one day Suleiman sees his father across the square of a busy marketplace, his face wrapped in a pair of dark sunglasses. Wasn’t he supposed to be away on business yet again? Why is he going into that strange building with the green shutters? Why did he lie? Suleiman is soon caught up in a world he cannot hope to understand—where the sound of the telephone ringing becomes a portent of grave danger; where his mother frantically burns his father’s cherished books; where a stranger full of sinister questions sits outside in a parked car all day; where his best friend’s father can disappear overnight, next to be seen publicly interrogated on state television. In the Country of Men is a stunning depiction of a child confronted with the private fallout of a public nightmare. But above all, it is a debut of rare insight and literary grace.

A Company of Heroes

Personal Memories about the Real Band of Brothers and the Legacy They Left Us

Author: Marcus Brotherton

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101537132

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 9748

The author of We Who Are Alive and Remain presents remembrances from the families of the soldiers of Easy Company A Company of Heroes is an intimate, revealing portrait of the lives of the men who fought for our freedom during some of the darkest days the world has ever known-men who returned home with a newfound wisdom and honor that they passed on to their families and who continue to inspire new generations of Americans. Compiled from the veterans' notes, journals, letters, photographs, and the author's personally conducted interviews with the surviving contributors, this unique volume features the never-before-told stories of the Band of Brothers from more than twenty children and other family members. Watch a Video

Company Man

Thirty Years of Controversy and Crisis in the CIA

Author: John Rizzo

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451673930

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 5909

A chief legal officer with the CIA who helped create and implement counterterrorist operations after September 11 draws on previously undisclosed stories from his long career to illuminate the agency's inner workings, charting its evolution from a shadowy entity to an organization based on dynamic new laws, scandals and personalities.

In the Company of Cheerful Ladies

More from the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

Author: Alexander McCall Smith

Publisher: Vintage Canada

ISBN: 0307371263

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 4247

Precious Ramotswe is beset by problems, from a strange intruder in her house on Zebra Drive to the baffling appearance of a pumpkin, in the sixth novel of The No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series that has captivated readers around the world. Both entertaining and moving, In the Company of Cheerful Ladies is another masterpiece of comic understatement from Alexander McCall Smith – a gentle and enigmatic mystery, and a love letter to Botswana and its people. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The End of Men

And the Rise of Women

Author: Hanna Rosin

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101596929

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

View: 8850

“You have to…play by the rules so you can get to the top and change things.” -- Sheryl Sandberg A landmark portrait of women, men, and power in a transformed world Men have been the dominant sex since, well, the dawn of mankind. But Hanna Rosin was the first to notice that this long-held truth is, astonishingly, no longer true. At this unprecedented moment, by almost every measure, women are no longer gaining on men: They have pulled decisively ahead. And “the end of men”—the title of Rosin’s Atlantic cover story on the subject—has entered the lexicon as dramatically as Betty Friedan’s “feminine mystique,” Simone de Beauvoir’s “second sex,” Susan Faludi’s “backlash,” and Naomi Wolf’s “beauty myth” once did. In this landmark book, Rosin reveals how this new state of affairs is radically shifting the power dynamics between men and women at every level of society, with profound implications for marriage, sex, children, work, and more. With wide-ranging curiosity and insight unhampered by assumptions or ideology, Rosin shows how the radically different ways men and women today earn, learn, spend, couple up—even kill—has turned the big picture upside down. And in The End of Men she helps us see how, regardless of gender, we can adapt to the new reality and channel it for a better future.

In the Company of Men

Cross-dressed Women Around 1800

Author: Elisabeth Krimmer

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814331453

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 294

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Elisabeth Krimmer explores this challenge by tracing the motif of cross-dressing in novels and plays by eighteenth-century German writers. Revolutionary ideology wasn't the sole motivation for the presence of cross-dressed female characters in literary works. Many writers were responding to a paradigm shift in the definition of gender, whereby female and male bodies were no longer considered different configurations of identical physical structures but as wholly different from one another. Analyzing the figure of the cross-dresser allows insights into the discursive strategies and vagaries that surrounded the introduction of the new gender model, in which women's bodies became the primary anchors of their underprivileged position.

Drinking with Men

A Memoir

Author: Rosie Schaap

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101603127

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 4088

NPR “Best Books of 2013” BookPage Best Books of 2013 Library Journal Best Books of 2013: Memoir Flavorwire 10 Best Nonfiction Books of 2013 A vivid, funny, and poignant memoir that celebrates the distinct lure of the camaraderie and community one finds drinking in bars. Rosie Schaap has always loved bars: the wood and brass and jukeboxes, the knowing bartenders, and especially the sometimes surprising but always comforting company of regulars. Starting with her misspent youth in the bar car of a regional railroad, where at fifteen she told commuters’ fortunes in exchange for beer, and continuing today as she slings cocktails at a neighborhood joint in Brooklyn, Schaap has learned her way around both sides of a bar and come to realize how powerful the fellowship among regular patrons can be. In Drinking with Men, Schaap shares her unending quest for the perfect local haunt, which takes her from a dive outside Los Angeles to a Dublin pub full of poets, and from small-town New England taverns to a character-filled bar in Manhattan’s TriBeCa. Drinking alongside artists and expats, ironworkers and soccer fanatics, she finds these places offer a safe haven, a respite, and a place to feel most like herself. In rich, colorful prose, Schaap brings to life these seedy, warm, and wonderful rooms. Drinking with Men is a love letter to the bars, pubs, and taverns that have been Schaap’s refuge, and a celebration of the uniquely civilizing source of community that is bar culture at its best.