Men, Sex and Relationships
the influential magazine of sexual politics first publishedin 1978, explored questions of masculinity from a standpoint which wassympathetic to the feminist critique of male power. This selectioncovers crucial issues in men’s emotional and sexual lives andrelationships, in particular the repressed aspects of their emotionalinvolvement with others.Wide-ranging and stimulating, these essays focus upon issues of childhood, sexualities and sexual identities, violence in its differentdimensions, men’s health, relationships and therapy. The writers aresearching for an emotional language which could illuminate thecontradictions of both love and power, fear and intimacy, autonomy anddependence, so that men can learn to communicate more openly andhonestly within relationships. The book includes an introductory essayby the editor which links the processes of personal change very directlyto the larger structures of power and subordination within society.These writings cover issues that are central to contemporary cultureand politics and present a stimulating agenda of subjects for futurediscussion and research. The collection will be of special appeal tostudents of gender, sexuality and sexual politics. V VV Viiiiccccttttoooorrrr JJJJeeeelllleeeennnniiiieeeewwwwsssskkkkiiii SSSSeeeeiiiiddddlllleeeerrrr was part of the collective that founded
He is the author of a number of books on sexual politics,including
Recreating Sexual Politics
and the editor of
The Achilles Heel Reader
(all published by Routledge).He is Senior Lecturer in Social Theory and Philosophy at Goldsmith’sCollege, University of London.