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The nature of masculinity is either treated critically from a sociological standpoint or analyzed from a psychological and spiritual perspective. Remaking Men argues that we must strive to bridge the gap between these separate traditions--masculinity should neither be hijacked by the spiritual, Jung-influenced men's movement, nor discussed merely as a product of socio-political forces.
Examining his own and other men's experience in a critical and lively discourse, David Tacey evades the simplistic optimism of the "inner journey" approach and the chronic pessimism of contemporary academic arguments, discussing such topics as father-absence, homoerotic desire and the dilemmas of feminine men. This is a fascinating look at masculinity for those who want to explore self and society with intelligence and soul.