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American Masculinities: A Historical Encyclopedia by Bret Carroll

By Bret Carroll

"This is a hugely instructed buy for undergraduate, medium-sized, and massive public libraries wishing to supply a considerable creation to the sector of men's studies."
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"Pleasing format and strong cross-references make Carroll's compendium a welcome boost to collections serving readers of every age. hugely recommended."
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"An very good index, well-chosen pictures and illustrations, and an intensive bibliography upload extra price. American Masculinities is worth what may otherise be too hefty a value for lots of libraries simply because no different encyclopedia comes with reference to masking this transforming into box so well."
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American Masculinities: A old Encyclopedia is a first-of-its-kind reference, detailing advancements within the starting to be box of men's stories. This up to date analytical evaluate serves as a marker of ways the sector has advanced during the last decade, specially because the 1993 ebook 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 heritage, 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 regulations. Seeing U.S. heritage by way of gender archetypes, readers will achieve a richer and deeper knowing of America's democratic political procedure, family and overseas guidelines, and capitalist economic climate, in addition to the "private" sphere of the house and household life.

The individuals to American Masculinities proportion the belief that men's lives were grounded essentially in gender, that's, of their expertise of themselves as men. Their method is going past scholarship which normally seems at males (and ladies) by way of what they do and the way they've got prompted a given box or period. quite, this significant paintings delves into the mental center of manhood that's formed not just by means of biology, but additionally via heritage, society, and culture.

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

Key Features

- Reader's advisor allows shopping by means of subject and straightforward entry to info

- large identify, position, and proposal index provides clients an extra technique of finding issues of interest

- greater than 250 entries, each one with feedback for additional reading

- go references direct clients to similar information

- finished bibliography incorporates a checklist of assets prepared by way of different types within the field

Topics Covered

- Arts, Literature, and renowned Culture

- physique, well-being, and Sexuality

- type, Ethnic, Racial, and non secular Identities

- options and Theories

- relatives and Fatherhood

- common History

- Icons and Symbols

- rest and Work

- pursuits and Organizations

- People

- Political and Social Issues

About the Editor

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

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Benjamin Franklin, for example, believed that rural people-particularly male farmers-embodied the values of thrift, hard work, and self-reliance. Similarly, J. Hector St. John Crevecoeur, who came to America from France and took 280) . Leaders such as Jefferson and John Adams believed that the agrarian bases of republican manhood would be corrupted and destroyed by industrial and urban development, since men employed in manufacturing would become dependent upon wages. This dependency would render them subservient, and thus unfit for political citizenship.

Paradoxically, while male culture has typically required drinking to establish one's social standing, excess consumption has generally been viewed as a sign of weakness. and resistance to emerging bourgeois standards of man­ hood, social drinking fostered class consciousness, as well as solidarity among factory workers and immigrants ( such as From the outset, public consumption of alcohol in America was a male prerogative. This practice originated in Europe, where the alehouse served as a place for males to share camaraderie over drinks, and the early settlers brought these traditions with them.

Rufus and Rose, or, The Fortunes of Rough and Ready. Philadelphia: Porter & Coates, 1 8 70. ---. Rough and Ready, or, Life among the New York Newsboys. Philadelphia: J. C. Winston, 1 897. RELATED ENTRIES Advice Literature; American Dream; Boyhood; Capitalism; Gilded Age; Homosexuality; Individualism; Male Friendship; Middle­ Class Manhood; Republicanism; Self-Made Man; Urbanization; Victorian Era -Thomas Winter colonial era's archetypal self-made man, led Weber to identify him as the personification of the capitalist work ethic.

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