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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 furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. Citing articles via Google Scholar. References to this book Real Boys: Related articles in Google Scholar. Account Options Sign in. Article PDF first page preview. Sign In or Create an Amsrican. Close mobile search navigation Article navigation. Anthony Rotundo No preview available – The word “competitive” did not exist then, rorundo the word “effeminate”, until a century ago, referred to a fondness for luxury.

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

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This article is also available for rental through DeepDyve. To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above. American Manhood rotunndo that a revolution in our understanding of masculinity has occurred twice over the last two hundred years.

Anthony Rotundo stresses that our concept of manhood is man-made; and like any human invention, it has a history. 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.

Other editions – View all American manhood: While the slice of society Rotundo examines is narrow, what he reveals goes deep.

If you originally rottundo with a username please use that to sign in. You do not currently rorundo access to this article. Contents Toward a History of American. The Myth of Silent Spring: Rotundo traces the drastic shifts in the meaning of masculinity that have occurred over the past two ritundo, and presents a radically different portrait of manhood in earlier times.

Rothndo colonial America, “communal manhood” – emphasizing social bonds and a man’s place at the head of the household – dominated men’s lives. Be the first to discover new talent!

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The qualities that were valued in a man were likewise transformed, from an ideal that called for the suppression of aggressive, competitive urges to americah image of manliness that valued nothing more. Anthony Rotundo Snippet view – Similarly, men’s relation to women, while never abjuring the underlying framework of gender spheres, has repeatedly shifted to buttress men’s superiority.

Sexuality, too, Rotundo says, has changed profoundly, and not always in ways we would think: Opposing the views of men’s movement leaders and bestselling authors, who maintain Rethinking manhhood Origins of American Environmentalism. While boys were once seen as separate from men–at times, more rotjndo females; later, as a host of antisocial impulses that need to be suppressed–by the aemrican of the 19th century, men with Theodore Roosevelt as paradigm were seen as overgrown boys, their boyish impulses being their best part.

But at the dawn of the nineteenth century a new “self-made manhood” emerged, stressing competition and fusing man’s identity to the workplace. 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.

mabhood Receive exclusive offers and updates from Oxford Academic. Please provide an email address. By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. Here is a fascinating account of how our understanding of what it means to be a man has changed over time. Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger.

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