2013: Angry White Men: American Masculinity at the End of an Era. New York: Nation Books/Perseus
2011: The Guy’s Guide to Feminism (with Michael Kaufman). Berkeley: Seal Press.
2010: Misframing Men: Essays on the Politics of Contemporary Masculinities New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press.
2008: Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men. New York: HarperCollins.
2008: Sociology Now (with Amy Aronson). Boston: Pearson. (2nd
edition, 2010).
2005. The History of Men: Essays on American and British Masculinities. (SUNY Press.) 2005. The Gender of Desire: Essays on Masculinity and Sexuality. (SUNY Press).
2000: The Gendered Society. New York: Oxford University Press. (4
th edition, 2010)
1996: Manhood in America: A Cultural History. New York: The Free Press. [nominated for Pulitzer Prize for non-fiction and the National Book Award.] (10
th anniversary revised edition, Oxford University Press, 2006; 3rd edition, 2009).
1992 Against the Tide: Pro-Feminist Men in the United States, 1776-1990, a documentary history (with Tom Mosmiller). Boston: Beacon Press.
1990 Revolution: A Sociological Perspective Cambridge: Polity Press, and Philadelphia: Temple University Press.
1988 Absolutism and its Discontents: State and Society in Seventeenth Century France and England. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Books.

Edited Books:

2014: Sexualities (with the Stony Brook Sexualities Studies Group). Oxford University Press.
2009: The Lillian Rubin Reader (with Amy Traver). Boulder: Paradigm.

2008: The Jessie Bernard Reader (with Yasemin Besen) Boulder: Paradigm.
2007. The Sexual Self: The Construction of Sexual Scripts. Vanderbilt University Press.
2004. The Encyclopedia of Men and Masculinities (with Amy Aronson) 2 volumes. ABC-Clio.
2004. Handbook for Studies of Men and Masculinities (with R.W.Connell and J. Hearn). Sage.
2004: Sexualities (with Rebecca Plante) Oxford University Press.
2003. Privilege (with Abby Feber) Westview Press. (2nd
edition, 2009; 3rd edition, 2013) 1999: The Gendered Society Reader. Oxford University Press. (4th edition, 2010).
1998: Women and Economics by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. Co-edited (with Amy Aronson) with a new introduction. Berkeley: University of California Press.
1998: Classical Sociological Theory (an anthology for multicultural classical theory) Boston: Allyn and Bacon.
1998: Gay Macho by Martin P. Levine. Edited, with an introduction. NYU Press.
1996: The Politics of Manhood: Pro-Feminist Men Respond to the Men's Movement (and the Mythopoetic Leaders Respond). Philadelphia: Temple University Press.
1990. Men Confront Pornography. New York: Crown. (paperback, New American Library.)
1990. Love Letters Between a Certain Late Nobleman and the Famous Mr. Wilson. edited with annotation and commentary. New York: Harrington Press.
1989. Men's Lives (edited with Michael Messner). New York: Macmillan. (second edition, 1992; 3rd edition, Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 1995; 4
th edition, 1997, 5th edition, 2000; 6th edition, 2003, 7th edition, 2006, 8th edition, 2009)
1987. Changing Men: New Directions in the Study of Men and Masculinity, Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications.
1987. Mundus Foppensis and The Levellers (two English political pamphlets, edited and with an introduction). Augustan Reprint Series of the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library.

Books in the series “Classics in Gender Studies” (at Rowman and Littlefield/Altamira Press). All are edited with a new introduction.

2005. Human Work by Charlotte Perkins Gilman.
2004. Wear and Tear and Fat and Blood by S. Weir Mitchell.
2004. His Religion and Hers by Charlotte Perkins Gilman.
2004. The Unemployed Man and His Family by Mirra Komarovsky. 2004. Women in College by Mirra Komarovsky.
2004. Dilemmas of Masculinity by Mirra Komarovsky.
2004. Women in the Modern World by Mirra Komarovsky.
2003. The Home by Charlotte Perkins Gilman.
2003. Concerning Children by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. 


Sandy Hook and Guns, 2013

2013. “White Men as the New Victims: Reverse Discrimination Cases and the Men’s Rights Movement.” (with Bethany Coston). Nevada Law Journal, vol. 13.

2012. “The Gender of Resistance: contesting manhood and womanhood in Social Movements of Resistance and Restoration” (with Gabriela Gonzalez and Farshad Malekahmadi) in Gender, Agency and Political Violence, edited by Laura Shepard, London: Routledge.

2012. “Aging Men, Masculinity, and Alzheimer’s: Caretaking and Caregiving in the New Millennium.” In A. Kampf, B. Marshall, and A. Peterson (Eds.), Aging Men: Masculinities and Modern Medicine. New York, NY: Routledge (Chapter 11, pp. 191- 200).

2012. “Heterosexuality, Gender Nonconformity and the Neoliberal State” (with Cheryl Llewellyn) in Journal of Homosexuality, 59, pp. 1087-1094.

2012. “When History Intervenes” in Contexts, 11(3).

2012. “Engaging Men in the United States: Soft Essentialism and the Obstacles to Coherent Initiatives in Education and Family Policy” (with Tristan Bridges). In

2012 “Men who Love Women: Profeminist Masculinities in the Millennium Trilogy” in Men Who Hate Women and the Women Who Kick Their Ass (edited by Donna King and Carrie Lee Smith). Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press.

2012. “Seeing Privilege Where it isn’t: Marginalized Masculinities and the Intersectionality of Privilege” (with Bethany Coston). Journal of Social Issues, 68(1).

2012: The Pleasures of Danger and the Dangers of Pleasure: The Inversion of Gender Relations in the Twilight Series (with Suzan Walters). In Adolescent Girls' Sexualities and the Media (edited by Yasmina Katsuilis and Georgeanne Scheier).

2012 “The moderating effects of support for violence beliefs on masculine norms, aggression, and homophobic behavior during adolescence” (with V. P. Poteat and R. Wilchins). In Journal for Research on Adolescence.

(forthcoming) “Coeducational Sex 40 Years On: From Familial Ties to Hooking Up” (with Rachel Kalish) Forthcoming volume from the Trinity College Conference on Coeducation.

2011: “Three and a Half Things Men have Learned from Feminist Scholarship” in Journal of Feminist Scholarship 1(1), inaugural issue.

2011: “Hooking Up: Hot Hetero Sex, or the New Numb Normative?” (with Rachel Kalish) in Australian Feminist Studies, January.

2011: “Suicide by Mass Murder: Masculinity, Aggrieved Entitlement, and Random School Shootings,” (with Rachel Kalish) in Health Sociology Review.

2011. “What About the Men?” In K. Skelton, A. Gieger, O. Morgan, R. Hollander, and K. Meyer (Eds.), Alzheimer’s in America: The Shriver Report on Women and Alzheimer’s (pp. 217-230). New York, NY: Simon& Schuster (also Chicago, IL: The Alzheimer’s Association.)

2009: “From “A Man’s World” to “A Woman’s Nation:” Men’s Responses to Women’s Increased Equality in the Twenty-first Century” in The Shriver Report: A Woman's Nation Changes Everything (edited by Heather Boushey and Ann O’Leary). Washington: Center for American Progress

2009: “The Most Hated Man in Sweden” in Thinking About Hate Crime: Hate Crime Offenders, Randy Blazak (ed.), Praeger Publishing, Westport, CT.

2008: “Gender Equality: Not for Women Only” in Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: A Research Companion, edited by Mustafa Ozbilgin. Cheltenham and New York: Edward Elgar.

2008: “Profiling School Shooters and Shooters’ Schools: The Cultural Contexts of Aggrieved Entitlement and Restorative Masculinity” in There’s a Gunman on Campus: Tragedy and Terror at Virginia Tech (edited by Ben Agger and Tomothy Luke). Lanham: Rowman and Littlefield.

2008. “Good Sociology Makes Lousy TV” in Contexts, 7(4).

2007. “Racism as Adolescent Male Rite of Passage: Ex-Nazis in Scandinavia” in Journal of Contemporary Ethnography 36(2), April.

“How I Became a Feminist.” In Men Speak Out, edited by Shira Tarrant. New York: Routledge.

2006. “Ritualized Homosexuality in a Nacirema Subculture” in sexualities.

2005. “Mentoring Masculinities: Race and Class in the (Re-)Construction of
Gender in the US, Britain, and Ireland” with Amy Traver). In Irish Journal of Sociology.

2004: “The Hidden Discourse of Masculinity in Gender Discrimination Law” (with Tyson Smith) in Signs.

2004: “Men as ‘Minorities’ in Higher Education: Historical Perspectives and Contemporary Dilemmas” (with Nancy Sacks) in Doing Gender in Policy and Practice: Perspectives on Single-Sex and Coeducational Schooling (A. Datnow and L. Hubbard, eds.) New York: Routledge.

2004: “’Toxic Virus’ or Lady Virtue: Gender Integration and Assimilation at West Point and VMI” (with Diane Diamond). In Going Coed in the Twentieth Century: Women’s Experiences in Formerly Men’s Colleges and Universities. Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press.

2004: “The Hidden Discourse of Masculinity in Sexual Harassment Law” (with Tyson Smith) in In the Company of Men: Re-Discovering the Links Between Sexual Harassment and Male Domination (J. Gruber and P. Morgan, eds.) Boston: Northeastern University Press.

2003: “Globalization and its Mal(e)contents: The Gendered Moral and Political Economy of Terrorism” in International Sociology 18(3), pp. 603-620.

“Adolescent Masculinity, Homophobia and Violence: Random School Shootings, 1982-2001” (with Matthew Mahler) in American Behavioral Scientist 46(10), June.

“Masculinities and Development” a paper prepared for The World Bank.

2002: “’Gender Symmetry’ in Domestic Violence: A Substantive and Methodological Research Review” in Violence Against Women 8(11), November.

"Sexual Fantasies and Gender Scripts: Heterosexual Men and Women Construct their Ideal Sexual Encounters" (with Rebecca F. Plante) in Advances in Gender Research, volume 6. Elsevier.

“All Theory is a Drag: What Can Men Say About Feminist Theory” in Masculinity Studies and Feminist Theory: New Models, New Directions, edited by Judith Kegan Gardiner, Columbia University Press.

“An Unnatural History of Rape” in Evolution, Violence and Gender (C. Travis, ed.). Cambridge: The M.I.T. Press.

“Global Masculinities: Restoration and Resistance” in Global Masculinities (R. Pease, ed.). London: Zed Press; New York: St. Martin’s Press.

[published as “Masculinidades globales: restauracion y resistencia” in Masculino Plural: Construcciones de la masculinidad (C. Sanchez-Palencia and J. C. Hildago, eds). Edicions de la Universitat de Lleida, 2001.]

“Gender Integration at the Virginia Military Institute and the United States Military Academy at West Point” (with Diane Diamond) in Doing Gender


in Policy and Practice: Perspectives on Single-Sex and Coeducational Schooling (A. Datnow and L. Hubbard, eds.) New York: Routledge.

“Boy Trouble” in What About the Boys: Issues of Masculinity and Schooling (W. Martino, ed). Buckingham: Open University Press.

“The Saviors and the Saved: Masculine Redemption in Contemporary Films” (with Amy Aronson) in Masculinity: Bodies, Movies, Culture (P. Lehman, ed). New York: Routledge.

“Afterword” in Conceptions of Postwar German Masculinity (R. Jerome, ed.) New York: Columbia University Press.

“Afterword” in Changing Men in Southern Africa (R. Morrell, ed.). Durban: Univesity Press of Natal.

“Men, Masculinities and Development” (with James Lang and Alan Grieg) published by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

“’White Men Are This Nation’: Right Wing Militias and the Restoration of Rural American Masculinity” (with Abby Ferber) in Rural Sociology.

Reading Right: The Western Tradition in White Supremacist Discourse” (with Abby Ferber) in Sociological Focus, 33(2), May.

“Sexual Violence in Three Pornographic Media: Towards a Sociological Explanation” (with Martin Barron), in Journal of Sex Research. . 37(2), May, p161-168.

“Saving the Males: The Sociological Implications of VMI and the Citadel” in Gender & Society, August.

“’What About the Boys?’ What the Current Debates Tell Us – and Don’t Tell us – about Boys in School” in Michigan Feminist Studies, 14.

“Fuel for Fantasy: The Ideological Construction of Male Lust” in Male Lust: Pleasure, Power and Transformation (K. Kay, J. Nagle and B. Gould, eds). New York: Harrington Park Press.

1999: “What’s This About a Few Good Men: Doing Gender at West Point” (with Diane Diamond and Kirby Schroeder) in Masculinities and Schooling, (N. Lesko, ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

“Patriarchy’s Second Coming as Masculine Renewal” in Standing on the Promises: The Promise Keepers and the Revival of Manhood (D. Claussen, ed). Cleveland: The Pilgrim Press.

1998: “Fear of Feminism” in Men Do Feminism edited by Thomas Digby. New York: Routledge.

“Bisexuality: A Sociological Perspective” (with J.H. Gagnon and C. Greenblat) in Bisexualities: The Ideology and Practice of Sexual Contact with Both Women and Men (J. Haeberle and R. Grindorf, eds). New York: Continuum.

1997: “Integrating Men into the Curriculum” in Duke Journal of Gender Law and Policy.

1996: "Does Censorship Make a Difference?: An Aggregate Empirical Analysis of Pornography and Rape" (with Annulla Linders). Journal of Psychology and Human Sexuality.

"Defensive Revolutionaries: The Moral and Political Economy of Ethnic Nationalism" in Current Perspectives in Social Theory.

[This article was also Working Paper 6.8 of the Center for German and European Studies, Institute for International Studies, U.C. Berkeley.]

1995: "The National Organization for Men Against Sexism: A Profile" (with R. Brannon) in Handbook of Women's Rights Organizations (Sarah Slavin, ed). Westport: Greenwood.

1994: "Pro-Feminist Writing By Men" in The Oxford Companion to Women's Writing in the United States (Cathy Davidson and Linda Wagner-Martin, eds.). New York: Oxford University Press.

"Ethnicity and the Erotics of Violence" in Critical Essays on Raging Bull (Steven Kellman, ed.) Chicago: G.K. Hall.

"Weekend Warriors: Robert Bly and the Politics of Male Retreat" (with Michael Kaufman). in Feminist Issues.

"Weekend Warriors: The New Men's Movement" (with Michael Kaufman) in Theorizing Masculinities (edited by H. Brod and M. Kaufman). Newbury Park: Sage Publications.

"Masculinity as Homophobia: Fear, Shame and Silence in the Construction of Gender Identity" in Theorizing Masculinities (ed. by H. Brod and M. Kaufman). Newbury Park: Sage Publications.

1993: "'Born to Run': Fantasies of Male Escape from Rip Van Winkle to Robert Bly (or: The Historical Rust on Iron John)" in masculinities 1(3), Fall, 1993.

"The New Organization Man: What Does He Really Want?" in Harvard Business Review, November-December.

[This article was reprinted in The Harvard Business Review on Work and Life Balance, Cambridge: Harvard Business School Press, 2000]

"Democratic Theory and the New Essentialisms," in Social Research, Fall.

"Consuming Manhood: The Feminization of American Culture and the Recreation of the Male Body, 1832-1920" in Michigan Quarterly Review (special issue on the male body), Fall.

"The 'Invisibility' of Masculinity in American Social Science" in Society, Fall.

"Men's Responses to Women's Demands for Educational Equality, 1840-1990" in Thought and Action (the journal of the National Educational Association).

"Does Pornography Cause Rape?" in Violence UpDate, June.

issue on Law and Gender.

"Legal Issues for Men in the 1990s" in University of Miami Law Review, special

"Men, Masculinity and Publishing: A Review Essay" in Contemporary Sociology, April.

"The History of Pro-Feminist Men in America, 1776-1990" introduction to Against the Tide, Boston: Beacon Press.

"Pornography and Male Sexuality" in El Pais (Madrid) supplement on Sexuality, May.

1991: "The Making and Unmaking of Men" (a review essay) in Gender and Society

"After Fifteen Years: The Impact of the Sociology of Masculinity on the Masculinity of Sociology" in Men, Masculinity and Social Theory, (edited by Jeff Hearn and David Morgan) London and Boston: Unwin Hyman.

1990: "Baseball and the Reconstitution of American Masculinity, 1880-1920" in Sport, Men, and the Gender Order: Critical Feminist Perspectives, (edited by Don Sabo and Michael Messner) Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics Press, 1989.

[A revised version of this article appeared in Baseball and the American Culture: Essays in Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Baseball Hall of Fame (Alvin Hall, ed.) Westport, CT: Meckler, 1991. A further revised version also appeared in Baseball History, Volume 3, 1991.]

"'Old Ideals' and 'New Prophets': Religion and Revolution in Iran" in Social Compass, 1988.

"Guilty Pleasures: Pornography in Men's Lives," introduction to Kimmel, ed. Men Confront Pornography (Crown, 1990).

"'Insult' or 'Injury': Sex, Pornography and Sexism" in Kimmel, ed. Men Confront Pornography (Crown, 1990).

1989: "Defensive Revolutionaries: The Moral and Political Economy of Ethnic Nationalism in Industrial Nations" in Research on Social Movements, Conflict and Change (L. Kriesberg, ed.) Volume XI.

"From Pedestals to Partners: Men's Reactions to Feminism" in Women: A Feminist Perspective (4th edition) edited by Jo Freeman (Mountain View, CA: Mayfield Publishing Co.)

"The Sixties Without Metaphor" in Society, May/June.

"Men and AIDS" (with Martin P. Levine) in Kimmel and Messner, eds. Men's Lives (Macmillan).
[This essay was reprinted in Men and Intimacy, edited by Franklin Abbott. (Freedom, CA: The Crossing Press, 1990) and in Between Worlds: A Reader, Rhetoric, and Handbook, edited by Susan Bachmann and Melinda Barth (New York: HarperCollins, 1995).]

"Men's Lives: A View from the Social Sciences" (with Michael Messner) introduction to Kimmel and Messner, eds. Men's Lives (Macmillan).

[Portions of this essay were republished as "Men as Gendered Beings” in Issues in Feminism, edited by Sheila Ruth. Mountain View, CA: Mayfield 1990.]

1988: "'Disheveled Improvisation': Agrarian Resistance to Industrialization in the late 19th Century" in Rethinking the Nineteenth Century (ed. by Francisco Ramirez). Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.

"From Separate Spheres to Sexual Equality: Men's Responses to Feminism at the Turn of the Century" in Gender in Intimate Relationships (ed. by Barbara Risman and Pepper Schwartz). Wadsworth.
[This essay was republished in Sociology of Gender (ed. by Laura Kramer). New
York: Oxford University Press, 1990.]

1987: "Men's Responses to Feminism at the Turn of the Century" in Gender & Society 1(3).

"The Arts and Crafts Movement: Handmade Socialism or Elite Consumerism?" in Contemporary Sociology, 16(3).

"Hard Issues and Soft Spots: Counseling Men About Sexuality" (with Jeffrey Fracher) in Handbook of Counseling and Psychotherapy with Men (edited by Murray

Scher and Mark Stevens). Beverly Hills, CA: Sage Publications.

"The Cult of Masculinity: American Social Character and the Legacy of the Cowboy" in Beyond Patriarchy: Essays by Men. (edited by Michael Kaufman). Toronto: Oxford University Press.

"Reconstituting Community: Moral Economy of Community-Based Social Movements in Industrial Nations" in Community Development Journal, Fall.

"The 'Crisis' of Masculinity in Historical Perspective" in The Making of Masculinities. (ed. by Harry Brod). Boston: Allen and Unwin.

"From Lord and Master to Cuckold and Fop: Masculinity in Seventeenth Century England" in University of Dayton Review, 18(2).

1986: "Against Satan: Charisma and the Revolt Against Modernity in Iran," (with Rahmat Tavakol) in Charisma and Politics in the Modern World. (Ronald Glassman and Bill Swatos, eds). Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.

"Towards Men's Studies: An Interdisciplinary Perspective" American Behavioral Scientist, 29(5).

"Teaching About Men: Retrieving Women's Studies Long Lost Brother" in Journal of the National Association for Women Deans, Administrators, and Counselors 49(4).

"Toward a Sociology of Men: A Teaching and Research Agenda" in Journal of the National Association for Women Deans, Administrators and Counselors 49(4).

1985: "Out of the Guilds and into the Streets: The Ideology and Organization of the Arts and Crafts Movement in England and America" in Art, Ideology, and Politics, (Judith Balfe and Margaret Wyszomirski, eds.) New York: Praeger.

"The Ambivalence of Absolutism: State and Nobility in l7th Century France and England" in Journal of Political and Military Sociology, Fall.

"Beyond Dependency: New Directions in Research on Latin American Development" in Insurgent Sociologist, Spring.

l984: "Toward the Republic of Virtue: The Ideology and Organization of the Levellers and the sans-culottes" in Research in Social Movements, Conflict and Change (Louis Kreisberg, ed.) Westport, CT: JAI Press.

"Der Mannlichkeitskult: Amerikanscher Sozialcharakter und das Vermachtnis des Cowboys" ("The Cult of Masculinity: American Social Character and the Legacy of the Cowboy") in Amerika: Der Riskante Partner, Andreas Guha and Sven Papke, eds.) Bonn, FRG: Athenaum. (in German)

"Teaching About the '60's in the '80's" in Vassar Quarterly, Winter.

l982: "War, State Finance, and Revolution: Foreign Policy and Domestic Opposition in the Seventeenth Century World Economy" in Foreign Policy and the World System, (Sage Studies in Foreign Policy) (Charles Kegley and Pat McGowan, eds.). Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications.

l98l: "States and Revolutions: The Implications and Limits of Skocpol's Structural Model" a review essay in American Journal of Sociology, March. (with Jerome L. Himmelstein).

l979: "Beyond Bureaucratic-Authoritarianism: Towards a Theory of Latin American Development" (with Tim McDaniel) in Current Sociology, Spring.

"Absolutism and Crisis: The English Civil War and the Fronde" in The World System of Capitalism: Past and Present, (Walter Goldfrank, ed.) Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications.

l977: "Wallerstein's Modern World System: A Critique" in Contemporary Crises, l(2).

l975: "The Negation of National Sovereignty: The Multinational Corporation and the World Economy" in Berkeley Journal of Sociology, 20. 



Editor, Men and Masculinities (international, interdisciplinary journal)

Editor, Men and Masculinities Book series, University of California Press

Editor, Sage Series on Men and Masculinities (research annuals)

Expert Witness for U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, in Sex Discrimination Cases (The Citadel and Virginia Military Institute).


"About a Boy" (Vassar, The Alumnae/i Quarterly)