Angry White Men: American Masculinity at the End of an Era

Angry White Men: American Masculinity at the End of an Era

by Michael Kimmel


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"Kimmel has made a career out of being what you might call a man-translator."- The Atlantic

The white American male voter is alive and well—and angry as hell.

Sociologist Michael Kimmel, one of the leading writers on men and masculinity, has spent hundreds of hours in the company of America's angry white men—from white supremacists to men's rights activists to young students—in pursuit of a comprehensive diagnosis of their fears, anxieties, and rage. Kimmel locates this increase in anger in the seismic economic, social, and political shifts that have transformed the American landscape: Downward mobility, increased racial and gender equality, and tenaciously clinging to an anachronistic ideology of masculinity has left many men feeling betrayed and bewildered. Raised to expect unparalleled social and economic privilege, white men are suffering today from what Kimmel calls "aggrieved entitlement": a sense that those benefits that white men believed were their due have been snatched away from them.

The election of Donald Trump proved that angry white men can still change the course of history. Here, Kimmel argues that we must consider the rage of this "forgotten" group and create solutions that address the concerns of all Americans.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781568589619
Publisher: PublicAffairs
Publication date: 04/25/2017
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 496,169
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Michael Kimmel is one of the world's leading researchers and writers on men and masculinity. He is the author of more than twenty books, including Manhood in America and Guyland. In addition, he is the founding editor of Men and Masculinities, an interdisciplinary scholarly journal.

Aaron Williamson has carried a lifelong love of storytelling into his audiobook narration career. Specializing in nonfiction works, he has a deep appreciation for the long hours of preparation and research an author invests in a finished book.

Table of Contents

Preface: American Masculinity at the End of an Era

Introduction: America, the Angry

1. Manufacturing Rage: The Cultural Construction of Aggrieved Entitlement

2. Angry White Boys

3. White Men as Victims: The Men’s Rights Movement

4. Angry White Dads

5. Targeting Women

6. Mad Men: The Rage(s) of the American Working Man

7. The White Wing



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