Manhood in America: A Cultural History
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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What might have begun as a personal squabble between the two premier actors of their respective countries turned into a clash between the patriotic , xenophobic nationalism of the New York working classes and the contemptuous elitism of ...
New York Times writer Warren St. John recognized a version of him in upscale eateries and boutiques in New York in the summer of 2003. According to Simpson , the typical metrosexual is a young man with money to spend , living in or ...
Cited in Warren Sussman , Culture as History : The Transformation of American Society in the Twentieth Century ( New York : Pantheon , 1984 ) , p . 195 . 24. Mirra Komorovsky , The Unemployed Man and His Family ( New York : Dryden Press ...
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MANHOOD IN AMERICA: A Cultural HistoryUser Review - Kirkus
Kimmel (Sociology/SUNY, Stony Brook) applies the methodology of feminist history to the experience of being male in America. Rejecting the idea that almost every history book is about the male ... Read full review
Manhood in America: a cultural historyUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Kimmel, a noted men's studies authority, coeditor of Against the Tide (LJ 2/1/92), and editor of The Politics of Manhood, reviewed below, presents in his own words the first cultural history of men in ... Read full review
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