Formerly violent and abusive, men are now appeased and angelic, thoughtful partners, tender fathers, narcissists obsessed with personal care. Men have also become bewildered, disenfranchised, anxious for their suddenly uncertain virility. So what are the consequences for male identity? This book breaks the silence on the topic, reviews the changes in the male experience in its many facets, and attempts to overcome old and new stereotypes.
Arnaldo Spallacci, a sociologist, is a member of the organizing committee of the Centre for the Study of Gender and Education at the University of Bologna.