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The Man QuestionMale Subordination and Privilege$
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Nancy E. Dowd

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780814720059

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9780814720059.001.0001

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The Man Question
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Nancy E. Dowd

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NYU Press
DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814720059.003.0001

This book asks “the man question”—how gender functions to subordinate men and how men consciously and unconsciously accept privilege with its patriarchal dividend as well as its costs. By asking the man question, the promise of feminist analysis to challenge and fight inequality and injustice is strengthened and the potential for alliances between women and men increases. The book draws on the antiessentialist model to explore masculinities scholarship and what it can bring to feminist legal theory. It argues that failure to look at men, in both their power and burdens, may hide key aspects of male experience. It approaches the study of masculinities from an explicitly antiessentialist perspective and explains how it brings a rich additional perspective to how gender functions as well as the centrality of race in constructing gender.

Keywords:   gender, men, male privilege, women, masculinities, feminist legal theory, power, race, antiessentialism, man question

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