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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Anthony Rotundo stresses that our concept of manhood is man-made; and like any human invention, it has a history. You could not be signed in. Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger.
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American manhood: transformations in masculinity from the Revolution to the modern era
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My library Help Advanced Book Search. The first history of American manhood this book sweeps away the groundless assumptions and myths that inform the current fascination with men’s lives. Hamburg from Burlesque to the Beatles, Anthony Rotundo Snippet view – Here is a fascinating account of how our understanding of what it means to be a man has changed over time. This mnahood is also available for rental through DeepDyve.
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Speaking directly to the contemporary dilemmas of American masculinity, Rotundo brilliantly analyzes the moral and psychologicalparadoxes of becoming a man, discussing the bonds between mothers and sons as well as fathers and sons; the origins of an idealized athleticism; the worship of heroic entrepreneurs; patterns of love, marriage, and sexuality; and the roots of disdain for male homosexuality.
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American manhood : transformations in masculinity from the Revolution to the modern era
Other editions – View all American manhood: Rotundo traces the drastic shifts in the meaning of masculinity that have occurred over the past two centuries, and presents a radically different portrait of manhood in earlier times. Anthony Rotundo No preview available – Sign In or Create an Account. There was a problem adding your email address.
Who is a “real man”? Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert. 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.
The 18th century lacked a true concept of homosexuality, allowing adult male friends to spend the night in each others’ arms–an act inconceivable to most contemporary heterosexuals. Sign in via your Institution Sign in. Sexuality, too, Rotundo says, has changed profoundly, and not always in ways we would think: Don’t have an account? It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to dotundo Privacy Amerrican and Terms of Service.
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A second revolution occurred in the twentieth century as “passionate manhood”, based on aggression, combativeness, and sexual desire, became the ideal. Most users should sign in with their email address.
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The Myth of Silent Spring: Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. References to this book Real Boys: The book also reveals how changing concepts of manhood helped to define the character of many important modern American institutions, from higher education to sports to politics.
From inside the book. Email alerts New issue alert. Two hundred years ago, for example, men were considered more sexually restrained than women.
American Manhood argues that a revolution in our understanding of masculinity has occurred twice over the last two hundred years. Also in the nineteenth century, men often wrote each other love letters – even such famous Americans as Alexander Hamilton and Daniel Webster. Close mobile search navigation Article navigation. Account Options Sign in. In colonial America, “communal manhood” – emphasizing social bonds and a man’s place at the head of the household – dominated men’s lives.
The word “competitive” did not exist then, and the word “effeminate”, until a century ago, referred to a fondness for luxury. If you originally registered with a username please use that to sign in.
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