Men's Stories for a Change: Ageing Men Remember (Hardcover)
Men's Stories for a Change records and analyses stories written by a group of older men who met over thirteen years to share memories about ageing and masculinity. So here there are stories of love and sex, bodily change, crisis and disturbance, politics and power, struggles with violent feelings and action, work, sport, clothes, peeing, hair, and hairlessness. These men share a view of manhood, gender, and ageing that, while critical of dominant frames and inspired by feminist politics, is optimistic without underestimating the challenges of older age, including the approach to the end of life. They see ageing as an opportunity for personal and social change and dealing with longstanding issues, especially around gender and power, and as a time of innovating too.