Description : What It Means to Be a Man begins with a discussion of machismo set in the context of the social construction of masculinity. Ramírez presents his interpretation of what it means to be a Puerto Rican man, discussing the attributes and demands of masculinity, and pointing out the ways in which strength, competition, and sexuality are joined with power and pleasure. He examines the erotic relationships between men as part of the expressions of masculinity, and analyzes how the homosexual experience reproduces the dominant masculine ideology.
Description : We hear the story of David and Goliath and wonder, “Do we have what it takes to slay the giant?” Men today are confronted with many different expectations of who they’re supposed to be and what role they should be filling. By looking at history, the clichés of manhood, and what intimacy with God looks like, this short book will help men (and women) rethink what it means to be a man in today’s culture. Counselor and pastor Rhett Smith works through tough questions like: How can men look up to role models without following their flaws? Is it possible to strike a balance between passivity and aggression? How can men speak up, find intimacy, and take care of others without neglecting themselves? When Christ calls us to follow Him, He paves a path that is different than our cultural expectations, a path that leads us to a relationship with Him and to true knowledge of what it means to be a man.
Description : At the Beginning of the Second Millennium, Men Are cautiously seeking alternative models of masculinity. They ask: Can I be a feeling person without being spineless? Can I welcome liberated women without losing my own freedom? Do I dare be friendly with gay men? Can I be a caring lover, husband, dad -- successful in the marketplace -- while still honoring my authentic maleness? This book gives men a chance to explore and dialogue with that emerging self. It is not just a book to read; it is a book to do. Interactive features allow men to face and heal boyhood wounds, recognize stored-up anger, deal with the strains of the workplace, and commit more deeply to relationships. Book jacket.
Description : In this thesis I will be discussing my process as an actor when approaching a role, specifically the role of Macduff in William Shakespeare's, Macbeth. I will include a character/script/event analysis as well as a journal of my experiences during the rehearsal process. I will also include production photos, programs, a link to my website, and my headshot and resume at the end.
Description : 'Remarkable range and exquisite prose' Ayobami Adebayo, Guardian Books of the Year A stunning collection of short stories from Caine-Prize shortlisted and Commonwealth Writer's Prize winner Lesley Nneka Arimah, WHAT IT MEANS WHEN A MAN FALLS FROM THE SKY has been described as 'luminous' (Roxane Gay), 'mesmeric' (Claire Vaye Watkins) and 'hilarious and heartbreaking' (Rowan Hisayo Buchanan). Shot through with magic and a powerful sense of yearning, this is a diverse and dazzling collection that showcases the work of a major new talent at the beginning of a stellar literary career. 'When Enebeli Okwara sent his girl out in the world, he did not know what the world did to daughters'. The daughters, wives and mothers in Lesley Nneka Arimah's remarkable debut collection find themselves in extraordinary situations: a woman whose mother's ghost appears to have stepped out of a family snapshot, another who, exhausted by childlessness, resorts to fashioning a charmed infant out of human hair, a 'grief worker' with a miraculous ability to remove emotional pain - at a price. What unites them is the toughness of the world they inhabit, a world where the future is uncertain, opportunities are scant, and fortunes change quicker than the flick of a switch. Characterised by their vividness, immediacy and the author's seemingly endless ability to conjure worlds at once familiar and unsettlingly different, this collection showcases the work of an extraordinarily talented writer at the start of a brilliant career.
Description : Since the late 1960’s the sexual revolution and the birth of Feminism, the simple thought of men being masculine has significantly changed from something that man was suppose to be and do, to something that the world has deemed to be wrong and immature or improper. The bible however, shows proof that man was created something complete different than that which we have become.
I understand that it is indeed tough to be a man in God's economy, but we are called to be leaders and to walk in Christ's footprints. Our society has a difficult time placing man in a satisfactory role that would complement the Madison Avenue advertising group or the image-makers of Hollywood. They have decided the roles of leader, head of household, faithful husband and father, and moral compass don't seem to fit anymore. This thinking is totally unacceptable and should raise flags of discontent in every Christian household.
As a group in today's world, men need to take back the responsibilities that they have either given away or have had stolen from them, and collectively become the men that Jesus spoke about in his word. There is no excuse for behavior that is not pleasing to God and therefore not profitable to any man. Do not let your earthly condition dictate your spiritual position.
Description : How to Be a Man is a self-help guide for men. It speaks to men giving them advice on love, divorce, childrearing, and dress and grooming. It offers sound advice on many subjects such as dating and premarital sex. This book will help men to improve their lives by giving them simple but very important suggestions that will improve the quality of their lives. Many men grew up without a father in their home. This book is geared toward such men who may not have been taught the valuable life lessons that only a father can share. The book addresses many subjects that affect men today. Men have to get an education. How can men succeed in school? Many men are unemployed? How can they find and keep a job? What is the appropriate attire for a job interview? So many people are getting into driving accidents. How can a man avoid getting in to such accidents? How to Be a Man also gives tips on cooking, cleaning, and the proper etiquette. Is it okay to eat before your dinner guests? How can you save money when you are on a tight budget? How can you maintain good credit and repair damaged credit? How can you earn the respect of others? How can you assert yourself when disrespected? How can you get a woman to notice you? Is it okay to have sex on the first date? What is the proper way to put on a condom? How can you find the right woman? What is the best way to handle a divorce? How to Be a Man touches on many of these topics and more. Read How to Be a Man so that you can be the best man that you can be.