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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By the 1850s several advice books — among them William Alcott's The Young Man's Guide ( 1846 ) , George Burnap's Lectures to Young Men ( 1848 ) , George Peck's The Formation of a Manly Character ( 1853 ) , and Timothy Arthur's Advice to ...
16 " too many illustrations ” or “ goody Sunday school books " -exactly what young boys did not need . “ All that rot they teach to children about the little raindrop fairies with their buckets washing down the window panes must go ...
See Second World War Wyden , Barbara and Peter , 184 Wyler , William , 147 Wylie , Philip , 150-51 , 167–69 , 182 The Young Man's Friend , 261C1n20 , 264C2n3 The Young Man's Guide , 32 , 264C2n3 The Young Man's Own Book , 33 Young Men's ...
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