Dennis Gouws (
Professor of English at Springfield College in Massachusetts, U.S.A. and a Lecturer in English at the University of Connecticut, Storrs, U.S.A


Issue two of New Male Studies: An International Journal for 2023 offers a variety of articles representing the current state of male-related scholarship. The authors examine topics as varied as the maternal influence on sons, gynocentric female characters in film, a mythological alternative to conventional feminist understandings of masculinities, and the harm done by gynocentrism and misandry. Suggestions are made to improve the plight of males by offering male-celebratory rewards, by suggesting ways to engage men in wellbeing initiatives, by overcoming gynocentric and misandric bias, and by understanding what might be at stake in the boyosphere.

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