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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... economic boom meant westward expansion as well as dramatic urban growth . Such dramatic economic changes were accompanied by political , social , and ideologi- cal shifts . Historian Nancy Cott notes that the period 1780-1830 witnessed ...
... economic autonomy to politi- cal community and workplace solidarity . This combination is the essence of producerism , an ideology that claimed that virtue came from the hard work of those who produce the world's wealth . Producerism ...
... 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 . " Masters increased the scale ...
The Birth of the SelfMade Man
SelfControl and Fantasies of Escape
Captains of Industry White Collars and
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