Manhood in America: A Cultural History
Oxford University Press, 2006 - 322 pages
For more than three decades, the women's movement and its scholars have exhaustively studied women's complex history, roles, and struggles. In Manhood in America, Second Edition, author Michael S. Kimmel--a leading authority in gender studies--argues that it is time for men to rediscover their
own evolution. Drawing on a myriad of sources, including advice books, magazine columns, political pamphlets, and popular novels and films, he demonstrates that American men have been eternally frustrated by their efforts to keep up with constantly changing standards. Kimmel contends that men must
follow the lead of the women's movement; it is only by mining their past for its best qualities and worst excesses that men will free themselves from the constraints of the masculine ideal.
Condensed and revised in this second edition, Manhood in America features updated chapters and examples that extend its coverage through the Bush administration. Touching on issues of masculinity as they pertain to current events, the book discusses such timely topics as post-9/11 politics,
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The independence of the Heroic Artisan did not mean that he was isolated , reclusive , nor , on the other hand , overly competitive ; both in his daily interactions in the workplace and as he strolled through the city or town ...
He came to power as the champion of the Heroic Artisan , whether rural yeoman farmer or urban artisan , against the effete aristocracy of the Eastern urban entrepreneur and the decadent Europeanized landed gentry .
If the Bank was able to consolidate credit , control a single paper currency , and control all business transactions , the independence of the Heroic Artisan would be compromised , and he would be returned to helpless childhood ...
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