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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Courses on gender in the universities are populated largely by women , as if the term only applied to them . “ Woman alone seems to have ' gender ' since the category itself is defined as that aspect of social relations based on ...
Ironically , the National Trade Union advocated equal wages for women , in part so that men's wages would remain high . ... danger of our day is forcing the intellect of woman beyond what her physical organization will possibly bear .
The new man still emerged at the expense of women ; he was not new enough for a truly egalitarian relationship with an ... I Am Woman , ” opted out of pop superstardom to experience the simple joys of fatherhood and domestic bliss .
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