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Masculinity, Meditation and Mental Health

Authors: Lomas, T.

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About this book

It is said that men are 'in crisis,' blighted by the adverse effects of corrosive masculine norms ranging from emotional disconnection to aggression. This book follows one group of men seeking to overcome their masculine inheritance and ultimately reach a sense of wellbeing by taking up meditation.

About the authors

Tim Lomas is a lecturer at the University of East London, UK, where he is a module leader for the MSc in Applied Positive Psychology. He completed a PhD at the University of Westminster in 2012, and then undertook research at the University of Warwick, before taking up his current position in 2013.

Reviews

"The book offers new and thoughtful ways to look at men and masculinity through a health focused perspective on meditation." - Ken Harland, University of Ulster, UK

'Masculinity, Meditation and Mental Health is a rare thing a hopeful book about men's health and wellbeing. Through documenting the journeys of men who have engaged with meditation, Tim Lomas highlights the benefits (and struggles) of letting go of conventional masculinities (toughness; emotional restriction; risk-taking) and reimagining (gendered) selves in ways which actively attend to emotions and enhance wellbeing. Theoretically, the focus on 'critical positive masculinity' is innovative, and recommendations for practice include specific meditation exercises for men an uplifting finale!' Brendan Gough, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK


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eBook $84.99
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Softcover $105.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-349-46637-5
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  • This title is currently reprinting. You can pre-order your copy now.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Masculinity, Meditation and Mental Health
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-34528-8
DOI
10.1057/9781137345288
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-34527-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-46637-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 220
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