Promise Keepers and the New Masculinity

Promise Keepers and the New Masculinity : Private Lives and Public Morality

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This collection of essays explores the varied, sometimes contradictory, and often misapprehended nature of the Promise Keepers. The various media portrayals of this group do not adequately address important questions about their significance for American religious, social, and cultural life. Is this movement anti-feminist, or are the men involved using their faith to become more responsible husbands and fathers? Is this a political movement, or just another example of an American religious revival?show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 175.3 x 248.9 x 10.2mm | 181.44g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • bibliography, index
  • 0739102311
  • 9780739102312
  • 2,121,823

About Rhys H. Williams

Rhys H. Williams is Associate Professor of Sociology at Southern Illinois University. He is the co-editor of Sacred Companies: Organizational Aspects of Religion and Religious Aspects of Organizations(1998).show more

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Promise Keepers: A Comment on Religion and Social Movements Chapter 2 The New and Improved Clint Eastwood: Change and Persistence in Promise Keepers Self-Help Literature Chapter 3 Breaking Walls, Raising Fences: Masculinity, Intimacy, and Accountability among the Promise Keepers Chapter 4 Promise Keepers and Racism: Frame Resonance as an Indicator of Organizational Vitality Chapter 5 "We are One Life" But Not of One Gender Ideology: Unity, Ambiguity, and the Promise Keepers Chapter 6 Who Supports the Promise Keepers? Chapter 7 Masculinity in Context: An Epilogueshow more

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This is an excellent collection that shows sociological research at its best. Contemporary Sociologyshow more