The History of Men: Essays on the History of American and British Masculinities / Edition 1

The History of Men: Essays on the History of American and British Masculinities / Edition 1

by Michael S. Kimmel
     
 

ISBN-10: 0791463400

ISBN-13: 9780791463406

Pub. Date: 01/06/2005

Publisher: State University of New York Press

In this collection, one of the world’s leading scholars in the field of masculinity studies explores the historical construction of American and British masculinities. Tracing the emergence of American and British masculinities, the forms they have taken, and their development over time, Michael S. Kimmel analyzes the various ways that the ideology of…  See more details below

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In this collection, one of the world’s leading scholars in the field of masculinity studies explores the historical construction of American and British masculinities. Tracing the emergence of American and British masculinities, the forms they have taken, and their development over time, Michael S. Kimmel analyzes the various ways that the ideology of masculinity—the cultural meaning of manhood—has been shaped by the course of historical events, and, in turn, how ideas about masculinity have also served to shape those historical events. He also considers newly emerging voices of previously marginalized groups such as women, the working class, people of color, gay men, and lesbians to explore the marginalized and de-centered notions of masculinity and the political processes and dynamics that have enabled this marginalization to occur.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791463406
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
01/06/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

1Invisible masculinity3
2Born to run : fantasies of male escape from Rip Van Winkle to Robert Bly19
3Consuming manhood : the feminization of American culture and the recreation of the male body, 1832-192037
4Baseball and the reconstitution of American masculinity, 1880-192061
5Men's responses to feminism at the turn of the century73
6The cult of masculinity : American social character and the legacy of the cowboy91
7From "conscience and common sense" to "feminism for men" : pro-feminist men's rhetoric of support for women's equality105
8From lord and master to cuckold and fop : masculinity in 17th-century England125
Mundus Foppensis and The levellers143
9"Greedy kisses" and "melting extasy" : notes on the homosexual world of early 18th-century England as found in Love letters between a certain late nobleman and the famous Mr. Wilson191
Love letters between a certain late nobleman and the famous Mr. Wilson ...197

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