b) Descriptions and studies of specific men’s groups or activities

Note: For references on the spiritual or mythopoetic movements in particular, see “Spirituality, Mythopoetic Writing and Psychoanalysis”. For references on men’s rights and fathers’ rights groups, see here on men’s rights groups and here on fathers’ rights groups. For references on profeminist men’s groups, networks, and advocacy, see here. For references on men’s anti-violence advocacy, see here.


 - Unbecoming Men: A Men’s Consciousness-Raising Group Writes on Oppression and Themselves. Light Powder and Construction Works

Bankart, C. Peter. (1998). The Role of the Men’s Movement at the All-Male College: Challenge and Opportunity. Men and Masculinities, 1(1), July

Benson, T. (1981). Talking Our Way Out Of It: The Rise and Fall of a Men’s Group. In Lewis, Robert A. (ed.). Men in Difficult Times. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall.

Bertoia, Carl, and Janice Drakich. (1995). The Fathers’ Rights Movement. In Marsiglio, William. (ed.). Fatherhood: Contemporary Theory, Research, and Social Policy. London: Sage.

Brod, Harry. (1989). Work Clothes and Leisure Suits: The Class Basis and Bias of the Men’s Movement. In Kimmel, Michael and Messner, Michael. (eds). Men’s Lives. New York/Toronto: Macmillan/Maxwell (1st edition)

Brother. (1974). A Men’s Group Experience. In Pleck, Joseph H. and Sawyer, Jack. (eds). Men and Masculinity, NJ: Prentice Hall

Campbell, Seamus and Flood, Michael. (1992). Break the Silence. XY: Men, Sex, Politics, 2(3), Spring

Curran, Peter. (1998). The Men’s Contact and Resource Centre: A Chapter in a Wider Story About Men. Male Exchange (newsletter), No. 116, March

Daphne, Marnie and Murdolo, Adele. (1992). A Weekend Away With the Boys. (Feminist report on the MASA gathering) XY: Men, Sex, Politics, 2(3), Spring. (1992).

Denborough, David. (1995). (1995). MASA National Gathering. XY: Men, Sex, Politics, 5(2), Winter

Dulac, Germain. (1991). The Metamorphosis of the Masculine Gender. Recherches Sociographiques, 32(3), September-December (Quebec).

Eden, Peter. (1993). Silent Voices: A Socio-Historical Analysis of the Men’s Movement in New Zealand. Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand (unpublished)

Fidler, Megan. (1992). Taking It Like a Man. Broadsheet, Autumn (on the NZ Men’s Movement). Reprinted in XY: Men, Sex, Politics, 2(4), Summer 1992-93

Flood, Michael. (1992). MASA Gathering. XY: Men, Sex, Politics, 2(3), Spring

Flood, Michael. (1992). State of the Movement. XY: Men, Sex, Politics, 2(1), Autumn

Flood, Michael. (1993). 2nd MASA Gathering. XY: Men, Sex, Politics, 3(3), Spring

Flood, Michael. (1993). White Ribbons: A Success. XY: Men, Sex, Politics, 3(1), Autumn.

Flood, Michael. (1994). MASA Takes Stock. XY: Men, Sex, Politics, 4(3), Spring

Flood, Michael. (1994). Men’s groups. XY: Men, Sex, Politics, 4(2), Winter, pp. 27-28.Flood, Michael. (1997). Pro-Feminist Publishing: Delights and Dilemmas. Social Alternatives, 16(3) July

Gilding, Michael. (1981). Canberra Men’s Group. Gay Community News, November, pp. 34-35

Henriksen, Robyn G. (2000). Questioning Masculinity: The Whys and Hows of Resistance Amongst Radical Profeminist Men. Honours thesis, School of Social Inquiry, Faculty of Arts, Deakin University

Inner City Education Centre. Boys Own: Boys, Sexism and Change. Stanmore, NSW: Inner City Education Centre

Intervante, J. (1981). Dancing Along the Precipice: The Men’s Movement in the 80s. Radical America, 15(5), Sept/Oct.

Kimmel, Michael S. (1987). Men’s Responses to Feminism at the Turn of the Century. Gender and Society, 1(3), September.

Kimmel, Michael S. (ed.). (1995). The Politics of Manhood: Profeminist Men Respond to the Mythopoetic Men’s Movement (and the Mythopoetic Leaders Answer). Philadelphia: Temple University Press

Kimmel, Michael S., and Michael Kaufman. (1994). Weekend Warriors: The New Men’s Movement. In Brod, Harry and Kaufman, Michael. (eds). Theorizing Masculinities. London: Sage (Also in Kimmel, Michael S. (ed.). (1995). The Politics of Manhood: Profeminist Men Respond to the Mythopoetic Men’s Movement (and the Mythopoetic Leaders Answer). Philadelphia: Temple University Press)

Kimmel, Michael S., and Thomas E. Mosmiller. (eds). (1992). Against the Tide: Pro-Feminist Men in the United States, 1776-1990. Boston: Beacon Press.

Lichterman, Paul. (1989). Making a Politics of Masculinity. Comparative Social Research, 11 (a Study of Pro-feminist Men).

Meunier, Christine-Castelain. (1986). Research Notes on the Cultural Transformations of the Masculine. Social Science Information, 25(2), June (France).

Miller, Mark J. (1980). Masculinity May be Hazardous to Your Health: A Personal Growth Group for Men Only. Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 5(1), February .

Minkowitz, Donna. (1995). In the Name of the Father. (the Promise Keepers), Ms, 6(2), November/December

Pennings, Ben. (1994-95). White Ribbon Campaign a Success. XY: Men, Sex, Politics, 4(4), Summer

Schapiro, Steven. (1985). Changing Men: The Rationale, Theory and Design of a Men’s Consciousness-Raising Program. Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation, University of Massachusetts.

Schwalbe, Michael. (1996). Unlocking the Iron Cage: The Men’s Movement, Gender Politics, and American Culture. New York: Oxford University Press

Shiffman, Michael. (1987). The Men’s Movement: An Exploratory Empirical Investigation. In Kimmel, Michael S. (ed.). Changing Men: New Directions in Research on Men and Masculinity. New York: Sage

Snodgrass, Jon. (ed.). (1977). A Book of Readings: For Men Against Sexism. Albion CA: Times Change Press

Stanton, Doug. (1991). Inward, Ho!. Esquire, October, pp. 112-122

Stoltenberg, John. (1995). Male Virgins, Blood Covenants & Family Values. (the Promise Keepers), On The Issues: The Progressive Women’s Quarterly, Spring

Taylor, George M. (year?). Talking With our Brothers: Creating and Sustaining a Dynamic Men’s Group. Fairfax, CA: Men’s Community Publishing Project.

Thorne-Finch, Ron. (1992). Responses Among Men. Chapter 6 in Ending the Silence: The Origins and Treatment of Male Violence Against Women. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

Victorian Health Promotion Foundation. (1992). Embracing Change: A Report on the Men Too Pilot Project. Melbourne: Family Planning Association of Victoria.

Wadham, Ben. (1997). The Politics of Men’s Health: Contesting Masculinities and Strategies of Change. Honours thesis, Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences, Flinders University, Adelaide, October

Ziguras, Chris. (1996). The Mythopoetic Men’s Movement: Hairy Men Search For Their Souls. Honours thesis, Social Theory, Melbourne University


Magazines (Australian)


XY: Men, Sex, Politics. (1990 - 1999)

Certified Male. (1995 - 1999)


Newsletters (Australian)


Note: Many newsletters of men’s groups are irregular or small. The following lists some of the more regular ones.


(i) Current?


Male (Sydney Men’s Network. Last edition, mid-1995. Previously Alternative Male)

M.I.S.C.: Men’s Information and Referral Centre Journal (formerly Male Exchange. Men’s Contact and Resource Centre, Adelaide. First edition Under New Name was No. 122, Autumn 2000)

Men’s News (began 1996)

Men’s Zone (Men’s Health & Wellbeing Association, Perth, WA)

Northern Rivers Men’s Network News (began 1993)

Suncoast Male Emotions Resource Initiative (SMERI) Newsletter


(ii) Defunct


Australian Men’s Health Network Newsletter

Canberra Men’s Gathering Newsletter (19?? - 1989)

Male to Male (began 1996)

MASA (Brisbane) Newsletter

MASA (Sydney) Newsletter


Magazines (outside Australia)


Achilles Heel (UK, 1979 - 1999)

Changing Men (USA, defunct since 1994. Formerly M: Gentle Men for Gender Justice.)

Voice Male (USA, Men’s Resource Centre of Western Massachussetts. Previously Valley Men, to 1999 or so.)

Working With Men (UK)


Newsletters (outside Australia)


Note: Countries such as the US, Canada and England have numerous men’s newsletters, many with brief lifespans. The following is by no means a thorough list, but simply a list of a few newsletters that I have come across.


(i) Current ??


Brother (began 1983) (National Organisation for Men >> National Organisation for Changing Men >> National Organization of Men Against Sexism)

Chesapeake Men’s Exchange

Island Men (Island Men’s Network)

Men’s Council Newsletter (Boulder, Colorado)

Men Talk (Twin Cities Men’s Center News, Minneapolis)

Mentor: The Oregon Resource for Men

National Congress of Men and Children, Michigan Chapter Bulletin

Talking Stick: A Newsletter About Men

Transitions (National Coalition of Free Men)

Wingspan: Journal of the Male Spirit


(ii) Defunct


Activist Epizine (Vol. 1 No. 1 was June 1996, 1(2) was October 1996, 1(3) was March 1998.)

M: Gentle Men for Gender Justice (then Became Changing Men)

M.A.N. for E.R.A. (Men Allied Nationally for the Equal Rights Amendment) (Began June 1978)

Neaderthal News (began 1988)

Network (National Congress for Men) (began Winter 1986-87)

Soulscapes: Newsletter of the National Organization for Changing Men - Los Angeles Chapter .