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The Descent of Man

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A breeze of a read, makes you see our male-manufactured world a little differently'' Matt Haigbr>br>''GRAYSON PERRY FOR KING AND QUEEN OF ENGLAND. Imagine how BRILLIANT our country would look if he was'' Caitlin Moranbr>br>Grayson Perry has been thinking about masculinity - what it is, how it operates, why little boys are thought to be made of slugs and snails - since he was a boy. Now, in this funny and necessary book, he turns round to look at men with a clear eye and ask, what sort of men would make the world a better place, for everyone?br>br>What would happen if we rethought the old, macho, outdated version of manhood, and embraced a different idea of what makes a man? Apart from giving up the coronary-inducing stress of always being ''right'' and the vast new wardrobe options, the real benefit might be that a newly fitted masculinity will allow men to have better relationships - and that''s happiness, right?br>br>Grayson Perry admits he''s not immune from the stereotypes himself - as the psychoanalysts say, ''if you spot it, you''ve got it'' - and his thoughts on everything from power to physical appearance, from emotions to a brand new Manifesto for Men, are shot through with honesty, tenderness and the belief that, for everyone to benefit, upgrading masculinity has to be something men decide to do themselves. They have nothing to lose but their hang-ups.>

About the author

Grayson Perry


An eloquent and witty tour guide through the fun house that is masculinity ... He's just the man for the job Dwight Garner, Books of the Times The New York Times

Product details

Authors Grayson Perry, Perry Grayson
Publisher Penguin Books Uk
Languages English
Product format Paperback
Released 06.04.2017
EAN 9780141981741
ISBN 978-0-14-198174-1
No. of pages 160
Dimensions 130 mm x 200 mm x 6 mm
Subjects Non-fiction book > Politics, society, business
Social sciences, law, business > Sociology > Sociological theories

HISTORY / Social History, Social & cultural history, Social issues & processes, Social and cultural history, Social and ethical issues, Psychology of gender

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