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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30 By the 1840s and 1850s a veritable cult of the Self - Made a Man had appeared , as young men devoured popular biographies and inspirational homilies to help future Self - Made Men create themselves . John Frost's Self Made Men in ...
Suddenly , books about the urban “ jungle ” or “ wilderness ” appeared , which allowed men to experience manly risk and excitement without ever leaving the city - books like Upton Sinclair's classic muckraking exposť of the Chicago ...
Norman Mailer , “ The Prisoner of Sex , ” first appeared in Harper's magazine in 1971 and later appeared as a book ( see pp . 43 , 45 , 56 in the magazine version ) . 26. Steven Goldberg , The Inevitability of Patriarchy ( New York ...
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