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 newcomer to this scene is Mr. Van Rough , the wealthy entrepreneur , whose newly acquired financial fortune leads to his social aspirations of marrying his daughter to the well - placed aristocratic Dimple . Van Rough represents the ...
24 that explained social inequality as evidence of natural superiority . “ Let it be understood that we cannot go out of this alternative , " wrote Sumner , “ liberty , inequality , survival of the fittest ; non - liberty , equality ...
In the increasingly suburban postwar world , fathers embodied masculinity — an idea confirmed by academic social science and psychology . “ The process of transferring from the mother to the father is essential for emotional development ...
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