Sunday, April 23, 2006

Stan Goff's SEX and WAR--Published on

I met Stan Goff--a very powerful voice against the War in Iraq and the militaristic era that is being fostered in the US in this 21st century (and before). He walked with the "Walking to New Orleans" march (from Mobile to NOLA on the anniversary of the 3rd year in Iraq). You may be interested in his book (that is now published on

The notion that war is intrinsic to man's nature is dealt a powerful setback in Stan Goff's 'Sex and War'. Goff, a former Special Forces sergeant, argues persuasively that rather than being born that way, men are made into killers by governments, corporations, and systems of power. Drawing both on his experiences in the military and on his reading of feminist writers such as Patricia Williams, bell hooks, and Chandra Mohanty, and as the father of a son stationed more than once in Iraq, Goff journeys through wars, ideologies, and cultures, revealing the transformation of men into killers. His story encompasses not just the battlefield and the book, but the Swift Boat Veterans controversy, the eros of George W. Bush, pornography, the Taliban, and gays and lesbians in the military. Goff's remarkable ability to connect his own personal experiences to contemporary feminist criticism makes for a provocative discussion of war and masculinity.

Product Details:

Printed: 206 pages, 8.50" x 11.00", perfect binding, black and white interior ink
ISBN: 978-1-4116-4380-2
Publisher: Stan Goff
Copyright: © 2006 by Stan Goff Standard Copyright License
Language: English
Edition: First Edition

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