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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To some commentators it was the city itself that bred feminization , with its conformist masses scurrying to work in ... “ Our cities are populated by weaklings , " complained health reformer Bernarr Macfadden in a letter to President ...
Police and fire departments were increasingly gender battlegrounds . Take , for example , the fire department of New York City , the whitest and most male firefighting force in any major city in the country . Less than one - quarter of ...
... 193 Church of Christ , 118 Cigarette smoking , 112 , 113 , 131 The Citadel , 227 Cities , statistics on , 58 Citizen Kane , 153 City Slickers , 212-13 The City Wilderness , 82 Civil rights movement , 174 Civil War : vs.
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