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  • Published: 18 April 2017
  • ISBN: 9780141981741
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 160
  • RRP: $22.99

The Descent Of Man




Grayson Perry turns his acute eye on the gender that always seems to be in crisis in this funny, essential book.

What is masculinity and what can it become? It might seem like a luxury in a world facing climate change and vast imbalances in global wealth, but Grayson Perry sees masculinity as a highly active component in all the big issues. Tracing the contours of the dominant male role today, its history and its clearly defined rules, The Descent of Man explores everything from sex, seriousness and intimidation to clothing, childhood and power, suggesting a more modern model of manhood which may reach escape velocity from the gravity of Traditional Man.

  • Pub date: 18 April 2017
  • ISBN: 9780141981741
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 160
  • RRP: $22.99

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