New book about Spanish men's 'live stories' -Vidas de hombre(s)-, coordinated by Oscar Guasch
My friend Jose Maria Espada-Calpe says:
Leading scholar Oscar Guasch, Professor of Sociology at the University of Barcelona (Spain) is the editor of 'Vidas de hombre(s)', a new volume built on men’s life stories. Twelve autobiographies are included, told by twelve Spanish men; some of them are well known profem and/or LGTB activists, others are not.
All of them experienced discomfort, conflicts and sequels at the breaking of the hegemonic assumptions about maleness and masculinities.
The twelve men included in this volume offer in their narratives a valuable tool to critically revise the various ways of becoming and being a man today in Spain. As they told their stories, they decided to share what they feel, so this book talks about men, their wishes, fears, hopes and passions. Every chapter contains its own universe, and their narrative unity is not dependant on each other; they can be read independently or in whatever order.
These stories of life seek to open up and bring light to the authors’ experiences, strategies and adaptations throughout their lives. Their narratives highlight the relevance of knowledge based on experience, and allow scholars to elaborate theory based on life. All readers can enjoy these fresh and dynamic narratives, and many will easily identify with the stories told in the book.
978 84 7290 585 6
14 X 22
Edición: 2012P.V.P.: 17.00 €
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Jose Maria Espada-Calpe. Contributor/author.
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