American Tough: The Tough-guy Tradition And American Character by Rupert WilkinsonAmerican Tough: The Tough-guy Tradition And American Character by Rupert Wilkinson

American Tough: The Tough-guy Tradition And American Character

byRupert Wilkinson

Hardcover | March 1, 1984

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Title:American Tough: The Tough-guy Tradition And American CharacterFormat:HardcoverDimensions:221 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:March 1, 1984Publisher:GREENWOOD PRESS INC.

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ISBN - 10:0313237972

ISBN - 13:9780313237973

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?Wilkinson's discussion contains many insights. He sees numerous tensions and many internal contradictions in the toughness tradition. Some of his best perceptions revolve around the use of language to express toughness.... The author is also astute in probing the relationship between the producer ethos and the consumer ideal and in considering how those polarities affect the notion of American individualism. ...the book is a useful addition to the growing body of literature on gender roles and masculinity in American society.?-The Journal of American History