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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When we first meet Maria Van Rough in the play's opening scene , she is disconsolate , extolling the manly virtues that her fiancÚ , Dimple , lacks : The manly virtue of courage , that fortitude which steels the heart against the ...
48 In his fascinating study of bare - knuckle prizefighting in America , The Manly Art , the historian Elliot Gom describes the way that working - class bachelor subcultures in the late nineteenth - century city resurrected the language ...
Books such as The Harvest Within ( 1909 ) , Building the Young Man ( 1912 ) , The Call of the Carpenter ( 1913 ) , The Manhood of the Master ( 1913 ) , The Manliness of Christ ( 1900 ) , The Manly Christ ( 1904 ) , and The Masculine ...
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