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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At the consciousness - raising groups he initiated , he organized male beauty contests to give men a sense of how traditional masculinity was experienced by those against whom it was deployed . Farrell believed that men could actually ...
And of course , Dunbar gets the traditional reward for manhood regained : the beautiful woman , Stands with a Fist ( Mary McDonnell ) , the white woman who had been raised by the Ogala ( no ...
We need men who truly embody traditional masculine virtues , such as strength , a sense of purpose , a commitment to act ethically regardless of the costs , controlled aggression , self - reliance , dependability , reliability ...
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