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 . " When you wake up in the morning and look in the mirror , what do you see ? " she asked .
According to the Reverend John Todd , a Calvinist minister who became one of the best - selling advice - book authors of the mid - century , " the great danger of our day is forcing the intellect of woman beyond what her physical ...
Betty Friedan , for one , was smitten ; in a foreword to a new 1983 edition of The Feminine Mystique , she embraced Dustin Hoffman's Tootsie as the new man , whose experience masquerading as a woman “ makes him a much better , stronger ...
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