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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Pioneers of the old school are giving place to a young and vigorous group of men of intellect , will and ceaseless activity , who are turning the light of scientific discovery on plain and mountain . ? 23 The Self - Made Man had tamed ...
It will give you good red blood ; it will turn you from a weakling into a man . In short , the turn of the century reinvented the frontier as simply the outdoors . Yet for many wilderness explorers or visitors to newly minted dude ...
CHAPTER 10 From Anxiety to Anger Since the 1990s The " Self - Made Man ” Becomes “ Angry White Men ” Just as in the past , the turn of the twenty - first century found American men increasingly anxious ; men feel their ability to prove ...
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