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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The ideal of the Self - Made Man gradually assumed increasingly physical connotations so that by the 1870s the idea of “ inner strength ” was replaced by a doctrine of physicality and the body . By the turn of the century , a massive ...
Roosevelt's story of self - creation begins , as all such stories do , with his triumph over the body . He was , he recalled in his autobiography , " a sickly and delicate boy , [ who ] suffered much from asthma , and frequently had to ...
Cited in Susan Bordo , The Male Body ( New York : Farrar Straus , and Giroux , 2000 ) , p . 61. Loe , The Rise of Viagra , pp . 59 , 78. There is actually some evidence of Viagra - related violence against women and a sort of sexual ...
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