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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Part of this start , the American Revolution , brought a revolt of the sons against the father — in this case , the Sons of Liberty against Father England . And this introduced a new source of tension in the act of resolving an old one ...
18 A similar paradox could be seen in the relationship between fathers and sons . American democracy dramatically reduced the distance between them , relaxing filial bonds of obedience , as “ relations between father and sons become ...
American manhood had been born as the Sons of Liberty threw off the yoke of a tyrannical father . In but one generation the sons had grown to manhood and had turned themselves into fathers without sons : a In terms of male - male ...
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