Manhood in America: A Cultural History

Paperback | April 1, 2011

byMichael Kimmel

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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, Third Edition, author Michael Kimmel argues that it is time for men to rediscover their own evolution. Drawing on a myriad ofsources, 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 willfree themselves from the constraints of the masculine ideal. The third edition discusses such timely topics as post-9/11 politics, "self-made" masculinities (including those of Internet entrepreneurs), presidential campaigns, and gender politics. It also covers contemporary debates about fatherlessness, the biology of male aggression, and pop psychologistslike John Gray and Dr. Laura. Outlining the various ways in which manhood has been constructed and portrayed in America, this engaging history is ideal as a main text for courses on masculinity or as a supplementary text for courses in gender studies and cultural history.

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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, Third Edition, author Michael Kimmel argues that it is time for men to rediscover their own evolution. Drawing on a myriad ofsources, he demonstrates that American men have b...

Michael Kimmel is Professor of Sociology at Stony Brook University, State University of New York. A leading researcher and writer on gender and men and masculinity, he is the author of numerous books and articles, including The Gendered Society, Fourth Edition (OUP, 2010), The Gendered Society Reader, Fourth Edition (with Amy Aronson, ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:392 pages, 9.21 × 6.18 × 0.98 inPublished:April 1, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199781559

ISBN - 13:9780199781553

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1. The Birth of the Self-Mad Man2. Born to Run: Self -Control and Fantasies of Escape3. Men at Work: Captains of Industry, White Collars, and the Faceless Crowd4. Playing for Kepps: Masculinity as Recreation and the Re-Creation of Masculinity5. A Room of HIs Own: Socializing the New Man6. Muscles, Money and the M-F Test: Measuring Masculinity Between the Wars7. "Temporary About Myself": White-Collar Conformists and Suburban Playboys, 1945-19608. The Masculine Mystique9. Wimps, Whiners, and Weekend Warriors: The Contemporary Crisis of Masculinity and Beyond10. From Anxiety to Anger Since the 1990s: The "Self-Made Man" Becomes "Angry White Man"Epilouge: Masculinity in the Age of Obama