Rotundo traces the drastic shifts in the meaning of masculinity that have occurred over the American Manhood argues that a revolution in our understanding of. In the first comprehensive history of American manhood, E. Anthony Rotundo sweeps away the groundless assumptions and myths that inform the Read More. In AMERICAN MANHOOD, Rotundo studies the changing experience of manhood over the past two hundred years among influential “white, middle class .
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It rotubdo the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. The first history of American manhood this book sweeps away the groundless assumptions and myths that inform the current fascination with men’s lives. The word “competitive” did not exist then, and the word “effeminate”, until a century ago, referred to a fondness for luxury. Similarly, men’s relation to women, while never abjuring the underlying framework of gender spheres, ortundo repeatedly shifted to buttress men’s superiority.
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References to this book Real Boys: Contents Toward a History of American. BasicBooks- Social Science – pages. Anthony Rotundo New York: How does a “manly” man act? From a Puritan society that conceived of men largely as ranked members of a community, America, he says, was transformed into a place where a man was an individual who created his own place and status.
American Manhood argues that a revolution in our understanding of masculinity has occurred twice over the last two hundred years. Rotuhdo eBook available Amazon. But at the dawn of the nineteenth century a new “self-made manhood” emerged, stressing competition and fusing man’s identity to the workplace.
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Toward a History of American. While the slice of society Rotundo examines is narrow, what he reveals goes deep. Anthony Rotundo Fotundo view – This article is also available for rental through DeepDyve.
Sexuality, too, Rotundo says, has changed profoundly, and not always in ways we would think: Who is a “real man”?
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Please provide an email address. Opposing the views of men’s movement leaders and bestselling authors, who maintain Two hundred years ago, for example, men were considered more sexually restrained than women. Account Options Sign in.
My library Help Advanced Book Search. You do not currently have access to this article. A fascinating, accessible, and meticulous piece of scholarship, this study of changing conceptions of manhood breaks new ground in uncovering the internal struggles and shifting paradigms that have Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford.
Also in the nineteenth century, men often wrote each other love letters – even such famous Americans as Alexander Hamilton and Daniel Webster.