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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These groups proclaimed their commitment to equality and to ending sexism — which was why they were compelled to fight against feminism . For while feminism actually gave women more freedom than men enjoyed , men were still responsible ...
and American Nazi Party to Holocaust deniers , neo - Nazis , racist skinheads , White Power groups such as Posse Comitatus and the White Aryan Resistance ( WAR ) , pagan and other religious extremists , and radical militia or other ...
Nearly half ( 48 percent ) of all students who belong to a group reported being subjected to hazing ; 43 percent were subjected to humiliating ... One - fourth of all students involved in church groups were subjected to hazing .
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