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xv Acknowledgments This book results from a long process in which I wrote articles, published other books, spoke at symposia, taught classes, worked on book chapters, and raised my children.1 My husband, Jeff Stempel, has been supportive during this time, cheering me on, discussing how concepts of masculinity affect all of us, reading drafts of chapters, and suggesting book titles. My sons, Ryan and Reed McGinley-­Stempel, contributed to my understanding of masculinity through observation and conversation , while my daughter, Shanen Stempel, gave me her unvarnished opinions about men and masculinity as well. I thank all of them and my mother, Mary McGinley, for her enduring support while I traveled around the country to give my views on masculinity and law. My original editor at NYU Press, Debbie Gershenowitz, was great in helping me frame the book so that the press would agree to my proposal . She also edited Masculinities and the Law: A Multidimensional Approach, which Frank Rudy Cooper and I published in 2012. The process of editing that collection immensely improved my understanding of masculinities research and how it should apply to employment discrimination law. Thanks also to my current editor at NYU Press, Clara Platter, who artfully guided this book to its completion, and to all of the folks at NYU Press who worked on the book, especially Constance Grady, Alexia Traganas, and Emily Wright. Frank Rudy Cooper, my coeditor of Masculinities and the Law and my coauthor of a number of law review articles, helped me understand the multidimensional aspects of masculinities theory. He also read and edited a number of my articles on masculinity and earlier drafts of this book. Nancy Dowd, author of The Man Question, commented on a number of articles and an earlier draft of this book; she was always there to talk about masculinities theory and how it played out in practice. Both Nancy Dowd and Nancy Levit discussed a number of draft chapters of the book with me and gave me excellent suggestions for edits once it was xvi | Acknowledgments nearly completed. Elaine Shoben discussed a number of draft chapters of the book and articles on masculinities with me. John White, former dean at the UNLV Boyd School of Law and former executive vice president and provost at UNLV, supported this project by financing summer research stipends, a research leave, and a workshop on masculinity at the law school. Former Dean Camille Nelson of Suffolk Law School also contributed to the workshop. Acting executive vice president and provost at UNLV, Nancy Rapoport, has always demonstrated her support on this project. Dan Hamilton, the current dean at UNLV Boyd School of Law, supported me financially, intellectually, and emotionally and encouraged me to finish this book. Like my other colleagues at UNLV Boyd School of Law, Dan was incredibly supportive. The Wiener-­ Rogers Law Library at UNLV provided invaluable research support. Jeanne Price, a professor of law and the library director , oversaw the preparation of a significant bibliography of works on masculinity. She also purchased a substantial library on masculinity that rivals all others of its kind. David McClure, head of Research and Curriculum Services and library professor at UNLV Boyd School of Law, provided excellent research. Numerous UNLV law students worked with David throughout the years to support my research. While I worked on the book, the Nevada Law Journal published Men, Masculinities, and Law: A Symposium on Multidimensional Masculinities Theory in its winter 2013 edition. Nevada Law Journal editors, in particular Jason DeForest, Aaron Haar, and Kendra Kisling, worked diligently on the symposium. The symposium brought together new works of seventeen scholars in law, social science, and women’s studies from the United States and Europe who are experts in masculinity. Student research assistant Skylar Young, who researched masculinities and other gender theory, edited the manuscript, and helped pull everything together, worked diligently on this book. She deserves my deepest gratitude. Cheryl Grames, Debra Amens, and Tess Johnson all provided invaluable research and editing earlier in the book’s process. Finally, I wish to thank the law students at UNLV Boyd School of Law who taught me so much in my seminars and first-­ year elective courses on Masculinity, Law, and Popular Culture. ...


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