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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Mother's Day , originally established to celebrate women's work outside the home ( in civic projects such as public ... Meanwhile , in 1924 the National Congress of Mothers ' Clubs changed its name to the Parent - Teacher Association ...
“ The process of transferring from the mother to the father is essential for emotional development , since the girl has to love and respect some man early in life if she is to grow up to marry one and the boy needs to have some male ...
But if mothers embodied responsibility , care , and nurture , why did men's movement leaders counsel that we should ... Rather , we should heal the mother wound , close the gap between the mother who cared for us and the mother we've ...
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