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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The inclusion of the words “ as if ” speaks volumes about men's lives at the turn of the century . Work could no longer be relied upon to express one's autonomy and success . But one had still to act as if it did !
I think it's now time for some new strategies , some new ideas to enable men to resolve this perpetual crisis and to live deeper , more emotionally resonant , meaningful lives . For two centuries , we've shipped out , run off , headed ...
Laura Schlessinger , Ten Stupid Things Women Do to Mess Up Their Lives ( New York : HarperCollins , 1995 ) ; Ten Stupid Things Men Do to Mess Up Their Lives ( New York : HarperCollins , 1998 ) ; and Ten Stupid Things Couples Do to Mess ...
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