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Manhood in America : a cultural history

Author: Michael S Kimmel
Publisher: New York : Free Press, ©1996.
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In a time when psychologists are rediscovering Darwin, and much of our social behavioral is being reduced to ancient, hard-wired patterns, Michael Kimmel's history of manhood in America comes as a much needed reminder that our behavior as men and women is anything but stable and fixed. Kimmel's history of men in America demonstrates that manhood has meant very different things in different eras. Drawing on advice  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kimmel, Michael S.
Manhood in America.
New York : Free Press, ©1996
(OCoLC)655005747
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael S Kimmel
ISBN: 9780028740676 002874067X
OCLC Number: 32820525
Description: xiii, 544 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: Toward a history of manhood in America --
The birth of the self-made man --
Born to run: Self-control and fantasies of escape --
Men at work: Captains of industry, white collars, and the faceless crowd --
Playing for keeps: Masculinity as recreation and the re-creation of masculinity --
A room of his own: Socializing the new man --
Muscles, money, and the M-F test: Measuring masculinity between the wars --
"Temporary about myself": White-collar conformists and suburban playboys, 1945-1960 --
The masculine mystique --
Wimps, whiners, and weekend warriors: The contemporary crisis of masculinity and beyond --
Epilogue: Toward democratic manhood --
Appendix: Attitude-interest analysis test.
Responsibility: by Michael Kimmel.
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In a time when psychologists are rediscovering Darwin, and much of our social behavioral is being reduced to ancient, hard-wired patterns, Michael Kimmel's history of manhood in America comes as a much needed reminder that our behavior as men and women is anything but stable and fixed. Kimmel's history of men in America demonstrates that manhood has meant very different things in different eras. Drawing on advice books, magazines, political pamphlets, and popular novels and films, he makes two surprising claims: First, manhood is homosocial -- that is, men need to prove themselves to each other, not to women. Second, definitions of manliness have evolved in response to women's movements. When women act, men react. Originally, manliness was an internal virtue and a democratic ideal -- British men were viewed as fops, and American men had to be independent, honest, and responsible. By the 1890s, however, manhood changed to masculinity, something that had to be constantly proven through the new explosion of sports, fraternities, and fashion. Finally, in 1936, Lewis Terman, the creator of the IQ test, developed an "M-F" test to analyze adolescents' masculinity and femininity. Until well into the 1960s, the test penalized boys who preferred to draw flowers instead of forests, or who knew that a teacup was used for drinking tea. But just as Terman's categories and questions seem outdated to us, so will our own standards seem temporary to our successors.

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