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Manhood in the Making: Cultural Concepts of Masculinity / Edition 1
     

Manhood in the Making: Cultural Concepts of Masculinity / Edition 1

by David D. Gilmore
 

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ISBN-10: 0300050763

ISBN-13: 9780300050769

Pub. Date: 07/28/1991

Publisher: Yale University Press

What does it mean to "be a man" in different cultures around the world? 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

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What does it mean to "be a man" in different cultures around the world? 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.

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ISBN-13:
9780300050769
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
07/28/1991
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
850,725
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

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