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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By the 1880s the term had become a derisive description for spineless boys and men and by 1900 had become clearly associated with effeminacy , cowardice , and lack of aggression . Heterosexual men had begun to define themselves in ...
McTeague is double - edged tragedy : His own tragic flaw - his animality that he cannot completely contain — becomes enmeshed with the tragic flaw of social life at the turn of the century , an unbridled greed which destroys all human ...
By the end of the century , fraternities had become an important part of collegiate life , with over 140,000 members by 1898.40 Men's Rites a But what would become of these boys when they grew up to be men , away from their college ...
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