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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CHAPTER 3 Men at Work Captains of Industry , White Collars , and the Faceless Crowd A man's business makes him , -it hardens his muscle ... Between 1870 and 1900 industrial output in the United States increased by 500 percent .
Among rural yeomen , those independent small family farmers , the consolidation of American capitalism and industrial development was no less serious a threat . As the railroads created a national market , these small farmers were ...
Here the pain and alienation of urban industrial work life were soothed , and the routine dull grayness of the urban landscape was broken up by these manicured patches of green . Baseball was fantasy ; it was diversion , a safety valve ...
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The Birth of the SelfMade Man
SelfControl and Fantasies of Escape
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