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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Cited in Laurie , Artisans into Workers , p . 64. See also Christopher Lasch , The True and Only Heaven : Progress and Its Critics ( New York : Norton , 1991 ) , esp . p . 203 . 49. The statistic and citation come from Alice Kessler ...
Cited in Sellers , The Market Revolution , pp . 242 , 245. See also Barbara Welter , “ The Cult of True Womanhood , ” esp . p . 152 , and passim ; Cott , The Bonds of Womanhood , p . 92 . 32. Cited in Francesca Cancian , Love in America ...
St. Louis physician cited in John S. Haller , Outcasts from Evolution : Scientific Attitudes of Racial Inferiority , 1859-1900 ( Urbana : University of Illinois Press , 1971 ) , p . 44 , see also p . 117 ; anatomist cited in Stephen Jay ...
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