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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A Cultural History Michael S. Kimmel. x / PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION initially discerned — self - control , exclusion , and escape — are all in evidence today . Fitness regimens , steroid scandals , and the emergence of a virtual ...
Other cultural media echoed the preoccupations of masculinist fiction . For example , painters such as Frederic Remington , Thomas Hart Benton , Thomas Eakins , and Ashcan School members like George Bellows , Robert Henri , and John ...
Rituals are deeply embedded in cultural life , and taking them out of that context was at least myopic , if not disingenuous . Mythopoets celebrated cultures with elaborate rituals for men , all the while protesting that such rituals ...
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