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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Walt Whitman celebrated the Heroic Artisan's vibrant sensuality and the nation's “ athletic Democracy ” as a counterpoint ... Charles Russell Lowell questioned the celebration of the West , writing in 1858 that “ the West may make a man ...
Chandler's detective novels celebrated the autonomy of the private eye as Heroic Artisan ; his essay “ The Simple Art of Murder ” provides a most eloquent description . a Down these mean streets a man must go who is not himself mean ...
Mythopoets celebrated cultures with elaborate rituals for men , all the while protesting that such rituals had nothing ... But true traditional initiation ceremonies and sex - segregated mystical celebrations did not occur in a vacuum ...
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