Men's Studies

Men's Studies Association: 8th Annual Meeting

Childhood Sexual Abuse in Men: The Long-term Effects on Adult Object Realations & Sexuality

Peggy Thompson, Pvt. Practice, N.Y.C.

My Life as a Mother

Ethan Golgor, Independent Scholar, N.Y.C.

Paternal Nurturance as a Function of the Current Relationship Between Adult-Son and Father

Kostas Katsavdakis, a.b.d., Calif. School of  Professional Psychology, San Diego

What Really Happens in School?

Kevin Davison, M.A.

Men's Studies Association: 10th Annual Meeting

Studying Men & Masculinity within a Women’s & Gender Studies Curriculum

John Landreau, Catherine Howey, Katherine D’Amora, Patricia DiTillio & Dan Datz, The College of New Jersey, Trenton, NJ

Deviant Gender Labels and the Reproduction of Gender Hierarchies

Rhonda Singer, Smith College, Smith College, Amherst, MA

Fatherhood and the Limits of Public Policy: What does Welfare Teach?

Jesse Crosson, New Jersey College of Medicine & Dentistry, Newark, NJ

Un/reel Men: The Construction of Hegemonic Masculinity in Film

Klaus Reiser, University of California at Los Angeles

Interrogating Identity: Exploring Differences with Profeminst Men

Jennifer Nelson & Kevin Davison, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Gay Men/Straight Men: The Reign of Silence

Jeffery P.

Men's Studies Association: 11th Annual Meeting

Men Who Choose to Teach: A Study of Seven Stories

Michael Pecanic, California Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA

Men's Studies Association: 13th Annual Meeting

Gay Stepfathers: Self-Perception of Their Role

Lisa Current, Colorado State University and Jerry Bigner, Ph.D., Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

ABSTRACT - The purpose of this phenomenological study is to explore the roles that gay stepfathers play in their families; how they define and developed these roles and what has influenced them in this process.  There are around 869,000 gay male stepparents in the U.S.

Men's Studies Association: 14th Annual Meeting

Men Have a Long Way to Go…: The Crisis of Masculinity According to the Profeminist, Men’s Rights, and Mythopoetic Men’s Movements

John Fox, University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

ABSTRACT -Many scholars claim that there is a contemporary crisis of masculinity, in which men are confused as to what it means to be “real men.” In response to economic, geographical, political, and familial changes and feminism, men’s movements have emerged in the form of: an  antifeminist backlash, represented by the men’s rights wing; a promale response, shown by the mythopoetic men’s movement; and a profeminst response represented by the profeminist men’s movement.

Men's Studies Association: 15th Annual Meeting

Are Men’s Support Groups Repackaged Patriarchy?

Edward Barton, Michigan State University    

ABSTRACT - One of the criticisms of Robert Bly and the mythopoetic branch of the contemporar men’s movement is that they are not pro-feminist and that, in fact, they are anti-feminist. This paper will present a review of the literature of men’s support groups from a mythopoetic perspective, social support perspective, and self-help group perspective, which will be informed by data from structured interviews of men in two different types of mythopoetic peer mutual support groups.

Seeking Masculinities in the Middle East: An Anthropology of Power and Absence

Don Conway-Long, Ph.D., Webster University, St.

Men's Studies Association: 16th Annual Meeting

The Possibility of Men as Peacemakers:  Overcoming Men's Fears

Mike Whitty, Ph.D., University of Detroit Mercy, Detroit, MI

ABSTRACT - Only when men can let go of fear will there be a real basis for world peace and personal healing.  This process of healing men's woundshas a political dimension. Once men embrace a new, healthy and profeminist worldview there will be a real possibility that men can become peacemakers.  Among the many peacemaking projects of socially conscious men are the ending of homophobia, sexism, racism, nationalism and the creed of greed.  Men's Studies plays an important role in this awakening.

Men's Studies Association: 17th Annual Meeting

Our "Living Black Manhood": Malcolm X and Black Feminism: From Clarity to Accountability

Ewuare Osayande, Co-founder, P.O.W.E.R., Facilitator, ONUS, Philadelphia, PA

ABSTRACT - When the renowned actor Ossie Davis, a man respected for his choice of words, eulogized Malcolm X in 1965, he called him, "our Black manhood, our living Black manhood." In this presentation, I will seek to honor those words by offering Malcolm's legacy as a living example for us Black men as it relates to his ever-growing understanding of male domination in the context of imperialism and racial violence.

This presentation will look at the development of Malcolm's view of women as expressed by himself in The Autobiography of Malcolm X.

Men's Studies Association: 18th Annual Meeting

Nonexistent Knights: Men’s Situational Gender Practices in Campus Anti-Rape Organizing

Michael Messina-Yauchzy, Ph.D., Keuka College, Keuka Park, NY

ABSTRACT -Through both feminist organizing and media magnification, issues of rape grew to a peak of attention on college campuses during the 1980s and 1990s.  Anti-rape activists sought both to shape institutional prevention and response and also to reduce rape by affecting student culture and men’s behavior.  This paper is from my study examining the rise of anti-rape activism on one northeastern United States university campus in the late 1980s and early 1990s.  Based on three years of participant observation and in-depth interviewing, it focuses on a student movement organization (“HEAR-US!”) that involved both women and men and that gained strong ownership of the rape issue.  Begun as a loosely-structured pressure-group, HEAR-US!

Men's Studies Association: 19th Annual Meeting

Invitational Intervention: the ARISE Model. A NIDA Study in Engaging Resistant Substance Abusers in Treatment--Implications of Specific Gender-Related Results

Judith Landau, MD, DPM, LMFT, CFLE, President, Linking Human Systems, LLC, and LINC Foundation, Inc.

ABSTRACT - The goal of the study was to determine "real world" effectiveness of a timely-response method for helping "Concerned Others" get resistant Substance Abusers into treatment/self-help with minimal professional time and effort.

Men's Studies Association: 20th Annual Meeting

Parallels Between Selected Early Feminist Theories and the Fathers’ Rights and the Men’s Rights Branches

Ed Barton, Ph.D., J.D., Michigan State University Libraries, East Lansing, MI

ABSTRACT- Research indicates that there were some parallels between the early theoretical development of second wave feminist theory and the pro-feminist men’s movement, as compared with those branches of the contemporary men’s movement from the right end of the political spectrum, such as the fathers’ rights branch.
This discussion will explore these similarities and further explore the divergences that occurred, with a look at their implications for the future of men’s work and the contemporary men’s movement.

A Review of This Year’s Research in Men’s Studies: What Can the Abstracts Tell Us?

David Greene, Ph.D., Ramapo College, Mahwah, NJ

ABSTRACT – A look at trends, issues and interesting tidbits gleaned from a review of research published in three leading men’s studies journals—The Journal of Men’s Studies, Men & Masculinities and Psychology of Men and Masculinity.

Men's Studies Association: 21st Annual Meeting

Males, Masculinity, and Suicide

John T. Casey, Ph.D., LCSW, Kaiser Permanente Department of Mental Health, Portland, OR

ABSTRACT - Suicide completion in the United States is a public health problem that claims over 30,000 lives annually.  Most of these suicide victims are white males who die by firearm, and who typically are not taking antidepressant medication and are not involved in mental health treatment at the time of death.  Depression is closely linked to suicide death, and treatment for depression is provided mainly within primary health care settings.

Men's Studies Association: 12th Annual Meeting

Spreading the Word: Teaching Men's Studies  Beyond the Classroom

Christopher Kilmartin, Mary Washington College, Fredericksburg, VA

ABSTRACT -This workshop will focus on strategies for reaching the male campus population in places other than the classroom. The presenter has participated in several such efforts, including:
1. Gender-aware programming on fully respectful relationships for the general population of males as well as for specific populations of athletes, fraternity members, and military school cadets.  These programs address sexual assault and sexual harassment, but also aspirational standards for relationships and the benefits that men accrue by striving for such standards.