Men's Issues: A Sociological Overview Research Paper by Incubus101

Men's Issues: A Sociological Overview
A look at some of the different issues faced by men in modern society.
# 61452 | 3,158 words | 8 sources | MLA | 2005 | CA
Published on Oct 08, 2005 in Gender and Sexuality (Gender Studies) , Sociology (General)

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Since the women's revolution of the 1960s, it appears that men's issues have taken the backseat. This paper focuses on the three main areas concerning masculinity and men's roles: the history of men's roles in society, the growing hazardous depiction of men in the media and child custody and divorce.
Masculinity: A History
Men in the Media: Adverse Images?
Facing Problems in Divorce and Child Custody

From the Paper:

"In addressing the issues facing men in the family, it is best to start by taking a look at the role of the father. The most popular and most persistent model of a father has been that of the "breadwinner". Identified by Joseph Pleck, the "father breadwinner" model postulates that fathers are the "ultimate sources of both morality and discipline, but physically, socially, and emotionally removed from the family by their concentration on work" (Cohen, 1993:p.2). The basic idea behind this model of fatherhood is that fathers are meant to be providers of finance and discipline but nothing more. This has lead to the predominant issues facing family men in child custody and a breadth of other issues. First I will deal with child custody. "

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