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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In the next decade the black population grew another 115 percent to 327,706 , while the white population grew 20 percent . " Black men saw their new lives in terms of economic opportunity and survival , and also in gender terms ...
Less than one - quarter of 1 percent ( 0.245 percent ) of the city's 12,000 firefighters is female . Statistically that's two out of every thousand firefighters . In reality , it's fewer than thirty women .
Women now constitute the majority of students on college campuses ( passing men in 1982 ) , so by 2010 women will earn 58 percent of bachelor's degrees in U.S. colleges , and there are three women for every two men at the nation's ...
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