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 Ku Klux Klan signed on to its own version of Muscular Christianity , invoking the manly Christ who was “ a robust ... Others retained the emphasis on Christian service and social reform but toward decidedly different purposes ...
Sunday was the most famous of all Muscular Christians — that former professional baseball player who became ... to " strike the death blow at the idea that being a Christian takes a man out of the busy whirl of the world's life and ...
Norman Vance , The Sinews of the Spirit : The Ideal of Christian Manliness in Victorian Literature and Religious Thought ( Cambridge : Cambridge University Press , 1985 ) , p . 29 . 55. Thomas Wentworth Higginson , “ Saints and Their ...
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