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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Male bonding was equally bereft of meaning in Leonard Michaels's The Men's Club ( 1978 ) , in which a group of upper middle - class professionals in Berkeley , California , imitate their wives ' consciousness - raising group , only to ...
At the Bohemian Grove , for example , America's elite men gathered for a two - week bonding binge , an extended drunken fraternity stag party . But unlike the Masons , the Red Men , or Sigma Chi , this " overgrown boy - scout camp ...
... male bonding in , 205 ; rejection by , 150 ; Roosevelt on , 121–23 ; Rough Riders , 122–23 ; Tailhook incident , 197 ; valor / virtue in , 122 , 174 ; women in , 199 , 201 , 204-5 , 227-28 . See also War Militias , 217 , 229–30 .
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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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