American Manhood: Transformations in Masculinity from the Revolution to the Modern Era / Edition 1

American Manhood: Transformations in Masculinity from the Revolution to the Modern Era / Edition 1

by E. Anthony Rotundo
     
 

ISBN-10: 0465001696

ISBN-13: 9780465001699

Pub. Date: 05/28/1994

Publisher: Basic Books

In the first comprehensive history of American manhood, E. Anthony Rotundo sweeps away the groundless assumptions and myths that inform the current fascination with men’s lives. Opposing the views of men’s movement leaders and best-selling authors who maintain that manliness is eternal and unchanging, Rotundo stresses that our concept of manhood is

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In the first comprehensive history of American manhood, E. Anthony Rotundo sweeps away the groundless assumptions and myths that inform the current fascination with men’s lives. Opposing the views of men’s movement leaders and best-selling authors who maintain that manliness is eternal and unchanging, Rotundo stresses that our concept of manhood is man-made and that, like any human invention, it has a history. American Manhood is a fascinating account of how our understanding of what it means to be a man has changed over time.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780465001699
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
05/28/1994
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
396
Sales rank:
691,335
Product dimensions:
5.18(w) x 8.24(h) x 0.91(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction: Toward a History of American Manhood1
1Community to Individual: The Transformation of Manhood at the Turn of the Nineteenth Century10
2Boy Culture31
3Male Youth Culture56
4Youth and Male Intimacy75
5The Development of Men's Attitudes toward Women92
6Love, Sex, and Courtship109
7Marriage129
8Work and Identity167
9The Male Culture of the Workplace194
10Passionate Manhood: A Changing Standard of Masculinity222
11Roots of Change: The Women Without and the Woman Within247
Epilogue: Manhood in the Twentieth Century284
Appendix: The Parameters of the Study294
Notes299
Index365

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