4 Decades After Its Founding, Men’s Studies Struggles to Define Itself

Scott R. Galvin, U. of Michigan

Daphne Watkins, the first female leader of the men’s studies association, wants the group to reach out: “We’ve talked to ourselves long enough,” she says.
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A dozen or so men—and one woman—bemoaned the state of men’s studies on an appropriately gray, damp day here. One complained about the "lack of space to interrogate masculinity" on the American college campus. Another cited widespread "blind...

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