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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For the rest of the century and well into the twentieth century , southern manhood would continually attempt to assert itself against debilitating conditions , northern invaders ( from carpetbaggers to civil rights workers ) , and newly ...
Albert J. Beveridge The Young Man and the World ( 1905 ) By the beginning of the twentieth century , testing manhood had become increasingly difficult . The public arena was crowded and competitive , and heading west to start over was ...
historical tour , extracting images of kingship from ancient Egypt , seventh - century Tibet , the Aztecs , Incas , and Sumerians . This was all slapped together in a ritual pastiche — part Asian , part African , part Native American .
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