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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John Updike , Memories of the Ford Administration ( New York : Alfred Knopf , 1992 ) , p . 362 . 3. James Baldwin , The Fire Next Time ( New York : Dell , 1962 ) , p . 21 . 4. Ben Smith , " Gay Marriage Issue Divides Generations ...
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See also Rambo Standish , Burt , 96 Stanford - Binet test , 137 Star Trek , 44 , 191 Star Wars , 211-12 Stegner , Wallace , 281C4n77 Steiger , Rod , 164 Steinbeck , John , 4 , 143–44 , 165 Steinem , Gloria , 187 Stern , Daniel , 212 ...
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