Manhood in America: A Cultural History / Edition 3

Manhood in America: A Cultural History / Edition 3

by Michael Kimmel
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0199781559

ISBN-13: 9780199781553

Pub. Date: 03/04/2011

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

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 of sources,he demonstrates that American men have been eternally frustrated by

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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 of sources,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.

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 psychologists like 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199781553
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
03/04/2011
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
392
Sales rank:
182,971
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

1. The Birth of the Self-Mad Man
2. Born to Run: Self-Control and Fantasies of Escape
3. Men at Work: Captains of Industry, White Collars, and the Faceless Crowd
4. Playing for Keeps: Masculinity as Recreation and the Re-Creation of Masculinity
5. A Room of His Own: Socializing the New Man
6. Muscles, Money and the M-F Test: Measuring Masculinity Between the Wars
7. "Temporary About Myself": White-Collar Conformists and Suburban Playboys, 1945-1960
8. The Masculine Mystique
9. Wimps, Whiners, and Weekend Warriors: The Contemporary Crisis of Masculinity and Beyond
10. From Anxiety to Anger Since the 1990s: The "Self-Made Man" Becomes "Angry White Man"
Epilogue: Masculinity in the Age of Obama

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