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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The white woman asserted that the fact that they were both women bonded them , in spite of racial differences . The black woman disagreed . ... To me , race is visible every day , because race is how I am not privileged in our culture .
It has often been noted that such principles were applied to the racial and ethnic diversity of the crowded nation . ... 27 Intermarriage was particularly terrifying because it would dilute the purity of the race and , hence , pure ...
There were two ways in which the new pseudoscientific doctrines of racial superiority were cloaked as comparative levels of ... Thus , one common strategy was to link the men of other races to women and children , to make them Darwinian ...
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