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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10 وو " 11 ܐ1ܙܕ Curley's wife sees clearly what we've often missed : In large part , it's other men who are ... “ Women have , in men's minds , such a low place on the social ladder of this country that it's useless to define ...
At the consciousness - raising groups he initiated , he organized male beauty contests to give men a sense of how ... was not merely psychological , and it did not involve the false equivalences between women's and men's experiences .
26 The real victims in American society were men — so claimed the political organizers who built organizations around men's anxieties and anger at feminism , groups like the Coalition for Free Men , the National Congress for Men , Men's ...
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