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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Instead , the economic boom of the new country's first decades produced the triumph of the Self - Made Men , the Van Roughs , men who were neither aristocratic fops nor virtuous drones — far from it . These Self - Made Men built America ...
40 The cement of this republican virtue was the coupling of economic autonomy to political community and workplace solidarity . This combination is the essence of producerism , an ideology that claimed that virtue came from the hard ...
Each of the periodic economic crises had struck these artisans especially hard . Older skills became obsolete and factory employment grew — from an average of eight women and men to anywhere between fifty and five hundred men .
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