Ivan Jablonka

A History of Masculinity
  • A History of Masculinity

  • What does it mean to be a good man? To be a good father, or a good partner? A good brother, or a good friend?

    In this urgent, clear-sighted analysis, award-winning social historian Ivan Jablonka offers a re-examination of the patriarchy and its roots, while providing a new way of thinking about masculinity and the behaviour of men. Situating his argument in the historical circumstances of the patriarchy's dominance, and ranging widely across cultures, Jablonka contends that in order to build a more equal and respectful society, we must first form new masculinities that define themselves by the rights of women.

Ivan Jablonka is a French historian. His work focuses on the Holocaust, gender violence, masculinity and new forms of historiography. In 2016, he received the prestigious Prix Médicis. He is currently professor of Contemporary History at Université Paris XIII.

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