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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Such a bold claim does not mean that women are incidental to men's efforts to prove their manhood . Far from it . As I will show in the pages that follow , men often go to elaborate lengths and take extraordinary risks to prove their ...
TR consistently opposed coeducation and praised G. Stanley Hall's efforts to stem the tide of feminization . Although he supported woman suffrage " tepidly , ” he was more fervent in his support of women as mothers and furious at ...
This “ mythopoetic ” effort to retrieve deep manhood — the “ inner warrior " or " wildman ” —was by far the most ... allowed men to break down the isolation and emotional repression that invariably attended efforts to demonstrate Self ...
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