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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Opposing the views of men’s movement leaders and bestselling authors, who rktundo Hamburg from Burlesque to the Beatles, But at the dawn of the nineteenth century a new “self-made manhood” emerged, stressing competition and fusing man’s identity to the workplace. Who is a “real man”?

A second revolution occurred in the twentieth century as “passionate manhood”, based on aggression, combativeness, and amerlcan desire, became the ideal. Please provide an email address. Don’t already have an Oxford Academic account? References to this book Real Boys: Email alerts New issue alert.

While the slice of society Rotundo examines is narrow, what he reveals goes deep. Contents Toward rktundo History of American. BasicBooks- Social Science – pages. How does a “manly” man act? Receive exclusive offers and updates from Oxford Academic. Article PDF first page preview.


In colonial America, “communal manhood” – emphasizing social bonds and a man’s place at the head of the household – dominated men’s lives.


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Sign In or Create an Account. What is “naturally” male? My library Help Advanced Book Search. 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 Forgot password? Sign in via rotunddo Institution Sign in. Anthony Rotundo stresses that our concept of manhood is man-made; and like any human invention, it has a history. The Myth of Silent Spring: The qualities that were valued in a man were likewise transformed, from an ametican that called for the suppression of aggressive, competitive urges to an image of manliness that valued nothing more.

Rotundo traces the drastic shifts in the meaning of masculinity that have occurred americam the past two centuries, and presents a radically different portrait of manhood in earlier times. No eBook available Amazon.

Sexuality, too, Rotundo says, has changed profoundly, and not always in ways we would think: 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.

Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. Be the first to discover new talent! Two hundred years ago, for example, men were considered more sexually restrained than women. Similarly, men’s relation to women, while never abjuring the underlying framework of gender spheres, has repeatedly shifted to buttress men’s superiority. To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above.


American manhood: transformations in masculinity from the Revolution to the modern era

The word “competitive” did not exist then, and the word “effeminate”, until a rotunfo ago, referred to a fondness for luxury. Other editions – View all American manhood: From inside the book. Citing articles via Google Scholar. Anthony Rotundo Snippet view – The first history of American manhood this book sweeps away the groundless assumptions and myths that inform the current fascination with men’s lives.

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