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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To acknowledge these differences among men , we must speak of masculinities . At the same time , though , all American men must also contend with a singular vision of masculinity , a particular definition that is held up as the model ...
family from rapacious sexual predators and protecting a distinctly American vision of masculinity — the Self - Made Man . The rhetoric , recruitment strategies , mobilizing mentality , and organizational structures promise the ...
33 His most recent albums , which stand as public pronouncements of this injured masculinity , still find Eminem posing as the besieged victim , " the hurt and angry misunderstood underdog , " despite the millions of dollars he's earned ...
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