Manhood in the Making: Cultural Concepts of Masculinity

Manhood in the Making: Cultural Concepts of Masculinity

by David D. Gilmore
     
 

In the first cross-cultural study of manhood as an achieved status, anthropologist David D. Gilmore finds that a culturally sanctioned stress on manliness--on toughness and aggressiveness, stoicism and sexuality--is almost universal, deeply ingrained in the consciousness of hunters and fishermen, workers and warriors, poets and peasants who have little else in common.… See more details below

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In the first cross-cultural study of manhood as an achieved status, anthropologist David D. Gilmore finds that a culturally sanctioned stress on manliness--on toughness and aggressiveness, stoicism and sexuality--is almost universal, deeply ingrained in the consciousness of hunters and fishermen, workers and warriors, poets and peasants who have little else in common.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300046465
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
04/01/1990
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

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