Download PDF by Bret Carroll: American Masculinities: A Historical Encyclopedia

By Bret Carroll

ISBN-10: 0761925406

ISBN-13: 9780761925408

"This is a hugely prompt buy for undergraduate, medium-sized, and big public libraries wishing to supply a considerable creation to the sphere of men's studies."
--Reference & person providers Quarterly

"Pleasing structure and stable cross-references make Carroll's compendium a great addition to collections serving readers of every age. hugely recommended."

"An very good index, well-chosen pictures and illustrations, and an intensive bibliography upload extra worth. American Masculinities is worth what may otherise be too hefty a value for lots of libraries simply because no different encyclopedia comes with regards to overlaying this becoming box so well."
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American Masculinities: A ancient Encyclopedia is a first-of-its-kind reference, detailing advancements within the starting to be box of men's reports. This up to date analytical evaluate serves as a marker of the way the sphere has advanced over the past decade, specially because the 1993 e-book of Anthony Rotundo's American Manhood. This seminal e-book opened new vistas for exploration and examine into American heritage, society, and culture.

Weaving the material of yankee historical past, American Masculinities illustrates how American political leaders have frequently used the rhetoric of manliness to underscore the presumed ethical righteousness and ostensibly protecting reasons in their rules. Seeing U.S. background by way of gender archetypes, readers will achieve a richer and deeper figuring out of America's democratic political method, household and overseas rules, and capitalist economic climate, in addition to the "private" sphere of the house and family life.

The participants to American Masculinities proportion the belief that men's lives were grounded essentially in gender, that's, of their understanding of themselves as men. Their process is going past scholarship which normally appears at males (and girls) when it comes to what they do and the way they've got stimulated a given box or period. relatively, this significant paintings delves into the mental middle of manhood that is formed not just by way of biology, but in addition through background, society, and culture.

Encapsulating the present country of scholarly interpretation in the box of Men's reviews, American Masculinities: A ancient Encyclopedia is designed to aid scholars and students strengthen their experiences, improve new questions for learn, and stimulate new methods of exploring the background of yank life.

Key Features

- Reader's advisor enables searching by means of subject and straightforward entry to info

- wide identify, position, and idea index supplies clients an extra technique of finding subject matters of interest

- greater than 250 entries, every one with feedback for extra reading

- move references direct clients to similar information

- complete bibliography contains a record of resources equipped by means of different types within the field

Topics Covered

- Arts, Literature, and well known Culture

- physique, future health, and Sexuality

- category, Ethnic, Racial, and non secular Identities

- ideas and Theories

- kin and Fatherhood

- normal History

- Icons and Symbols

- relaxation and Work

- routine and Organizations

- People

- Political and Social Issues

About the Editor

Bret E. Carroll is affiliate Professor of heritage at California nation collage, Stanislaus. He bought his Ph.D. from Cornell collage in 1991. he's writer of The Routledge ancient Atlas of faith in America (1997), Spiritualism in Antebellum America (1997), and a number of other articles on nineteenth-century masculinity.

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RELATED ENTRIES Abolitionism; Capitalism; Citizenship; Civil War; Contrast, The; Crevecoeur, J. Hector St. John; Democratic Manhood; Franklin, Benjamin; Gilded Age; Grapes of Wrath, The; Industrialization; Jackson, Andrew; Men's Movements; Politics; Populism; Property; Republicanism; Self-Made Man; Southern Manhood; Western Frontier; Whiteness; Work; Working-Class Manhood -Rebecca Hartman as a sign of weakness, and thus as a justification for con­ quest. As a result, Native American men increasingly viewed alcohol as a threat to their manhood and their ability to resist white encroachment.

Rogers, William Warren. The One-Gallused Rebellion: Agrarianism in Alabama, 1865-1896. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, Britain. They also functioned as meeting sites where political activists organized resistance to crown policies and articulated republican concepts of manhood. The importance of alcohol in relation to manliness also affected relations b etween wh ite colonists a n d Native Americans. White frontiersmen, who often drank regularly, undoubtedly influenced Native American's drinking habits by presenting alcohol consumption as an accepted behavior.

Than celebrating the ideals of self-made manhood and entre­ preneurial masculinity encouraged by the laissez-faire capi­ talist marketplace of the late nineteenth century. Lacking in formal education, Alger's protagonists have a strong moral sense and work ethic, and they tend to disrespect any social hierarchy not based on merit. Frequently defying an arro­ gant superior, Alger's protagonists willingly and eagerly respond to the offer of guidance and assistance from nur­ turing wealthy men, usually business owners.

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