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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men believed that by keeping the public worlds of work , education , or politics as the homosocial preserves of native - born white men , they could more reliably prove their manhood . Exclusion also allowed men a kind of domestic ...
Opponents believed that " constant intimacy between maturing boys and girls fosters an undesirable precocity and introduces unnecessarily perplexing problems . " Namely , one presumes , sex . " Most opponents believed that attending ...
Farrell believed that men could actually benefit from women's liberation ; individually a man could be freed of the work pressure to be a woman's “ security object " and thus be free to pursue his personal life with less stress and ...
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