Entries in Resources: Gender & Masculinities (17)


M&C Saatchi releases landmark study of Aussie Men to coincide with International Men's Day


M&C Saatchi yesterday released The Modern (Aussie) Man White Paper - an unprecedented qualitative study of Australian men to coincide with International Men's Day.

The study is the result of eight months of one-to-one interviews with 140 men. Seventy of who are an assortment of high profile leaders from media and marketing*, business, military, academia, sport and philanthropy. The other 70 were drawn from everyday men from all over Australia.

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Click to download an oveview of the Modern (Aussie) Man White Paper - The Modern Aussie Man White Paper Overview.pdf

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New Male Studies: An International Journal

New Male Studies: An International Journal (NMS) is an open access online interdisciplinary forum for research and discussion of issues facing boys and men worldwide.


In response to a now well-documented decline in the overall well-being of males in postmodern culture, a group of Australian, Canadian, European and American scholars have gathered to work together to publish research essays, opinion pieces, and book reviews on all aspects of the male experience.

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Working with Young Males in Psychotherapy: Implications of the Findings of Boyhood Studies (USA)

Boys are now among the most challenging groups with whom we work as psychotherapists. During the past two decades, boyhood has received special attention, and with good reason: boyhood is being radically redefined. As a result, the number of vulnerable boys who require our attention and care has increased significantly. Some of them are just entering kindergarten; others are graduating from high school or college and manoeuvering their way in a world of work that has increasingly fewer places for them; a decreasing number are in graduate school. Ever more are disconnected, disaffiliated and adrift.


Is There Anything Good About Men?: How Cultures Flourish by Exploiting Men

Back in 2007, Roy F. Baumeister delivered his invited address to the American Psychological Association titled "Is There Anything Good About Men?". This was one of the most exciting, groundbreaking analyses of male gender issues that many had read in a long time. Now Mr Baumeister has turned his address into a full length book , which we at Men's Health Australia cannot recommend highly enough.


The New Manhood - Steve Biddulph

From Steve Bidduplh: I am very happy to announce the publication of ‘The New Manhood’ - a complete replacement for the book Manhood (which I wrote 20 years ago). Its a much deeper book, and is full of new stories, perspectives, and challenges to men to “stand at their full height”. It aims to be a life guide for men, as well as for women wanting to understand men better, and for parents wanting to help their sons into adulthood. The best things about the old book are there, but 80% of it is new, with new material on love, family, work, sexuality, friendship and parenthood. The core message is about shifting from being a “boy-in-a-man’s body” to being an authentic fully alive man. More purposeful, more loving, and acting for the common good.