The History of Men: Essays on the History of American and British Masculinities

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SUNY Press, Mar 10, 2005 - Social Science - 258 pages
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In this collection, one of the world’s leading scholars in the field of masculinity studies explores the historical construction of American and British masculinities. Tracing the emergence of American and British masculinities, the forms they have taken, and their development over time, Michael S. Kimmel analyzes the various ways that the ideology of masculinity—the cultural meaning of manhood—has been shaped by the course of historical events, and, in turn, how ideas about masculinity have also served to shape those historical events. He also considers newly emerging voices of previously marginalized groups such as women, the working class, people of color, gay men, and lesbians to explore the marginalized and de-centered notions of masculinity and the political processes and dynamics that have enabled this marginalization to occur.
  

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Contents

Invisible Masculinity
3
Born to Run Fantasies of Male Escape from Rip Van Winkle to Robert Ely
19
Consuming Manhood The Feminization of American Culture and the Recreation of the Male Body 18321920
37
Baseball and the Reconstitution of American Masculinity 18801920
61
Mens Responses to Feminism at the Turn of the Century
73
The Cult of Masculinity American Social Character and the Legacy of the Cowboy
91
From Conscience and Common Sense to Feminism for Men ProFeminist Mens Rhetoric of Support for Womens Equality
105
From Lord and Master to Cuckold and Fop Masculinity in 17thCentury England
125
Mundus Foppensis and the Levellers
143
Greedy Kisses and Melting Extasy Notes on the Homosexual World of Early 18thCentury England as Found in Love Letters Between a certain late N...
191
NOBLEMAN And the famous MR WILSON
197
Notes
231
References
241
Index
253
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Michael S. Kimmel is Professor of Sociology at Stony Brook University, State University of New York. He has written and edited many books, including The Gender of Desire: Essays on Male Sexuality, also published by SUNY Press, and The Gendered Society, Second Edition. He is also the editor of Men and Masculinities, a leading journal in the field.

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