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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And these independent farmers expressed the Jeffersonian republicanism of small - scale producers seeking the restoration of the cooperative commonwealth with its noble vision of manhood . At their mass meetings and rallies , wagon ...
Some reformers argued that these arenas expressed a psychologically unhealthy need for relations with other men . Perhaps homosociality was a breeding ground for homosexuality . Among the middle classes , of course , it was also feared ...
... gyms and hairdressers are . ” Fashionable , preoccupied with proper skin and hair care , he represented the return of a newly masculinized dandy or fop . As such , he expressed the acceptance of at least one expression of the urban ...
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