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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Perhaps homosociality was a breeding ground for homosexuality . Among the middle classes , of course , it was also feared that too little contact with other men and too much contact with women contributed to middle - class men's ...
31 Homosexuality hovered like a specter over anxious parents , who were convinced that effeminacy in young boys was a certain predictor of adult male homosexuality . About a third of Joseph Collins's The Doctor Looks at Love and Life ...
Peter and Barbara Wyden's Growing Up Straight : What Every Thoughtful Parent Should Know About Homosexuality ( 1968 ) provided anxious parents with a set of early warning signs of homosexuality in their sons . “ Pre - homosexual ” boys ...
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