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For a published version of this course syllabus, see Radical History Review 64 Winter Bruce Dorsey Spring This course is designed to allow students to explore the meanings of manhood and the various constructions of masculine identity in America between the lateth century and the beginning of the 20th century.
The negative images opposites against which manhood has been constructed, such as womanhood, boyhood, dependency, slavery, and racial and class difference, will be examined.
Topics include politics, work, family, sexuality, race, war and violence, sports, drinking, and the myth of the self-made man. It is a course on the cultural and social history of gender in America.
The following books are required readings and available at the College Bookstore: Anthony Rotundo, American Manhood. Carnes and Clyde Griffen, eds. Gail Bederman, Manliness and Civilization.
Ava Baron, Work Engendered: Toward a New History of American Labor. George Chauncey, Gay New York. Elliott Gorn, The Manly Art: Bare-Knuckle Prize Fighting in America. Reading and Class Participation: Students are expected to attend all class meetings, including films and guest lectures scheduled outside of class.
The following is the History Department policy on attendance: Unexcused absences will result in a lower grade.
Students should have all the reading completed before a discussion meeting. Two short papers pages will be written over the course of the semester. The essays will be based primarily on the optional reading list, but should also try to integrate the class lectures, discussion, and assigned readings.
The short paper will allow students to do in-depth studies of topics for which the course can only provide a rudimentary exposure. Students can decide among a choice of topics based on the optional reading list. The short papers are not designed to be research papers, but rather analytical essays integrating assigned and optional readings.
A handout will be distributed outlining the expectations and topics for the short papers. Document Discovery and Analysis: Each student will write a brief paper pages on an historical document that they discovered that was relevant and revealing for the history of masculinity in America between and A copy, or a brief synopsis, of the document must be appended to the paper.
Students will then analyze the gendered meanings inherent within the document and relate it to the material covered during this course. Students will be evaluated based on the originality, creativeness, and ingenuity in finding a document, and on their historical analysis of that document.
Assistance will be given in locating sources of possible documents. There will be an in-class midterm examination and a final examination on the date and time scheduled by the College Registrar. The exams will be based on the assigned readings, class lectures and discussions.
Rotundo, American Manhood, Introduction, Ch. Anthony Wallace, Death and Rebirth of the Seneca, pp.
Michael Kimmel is Professor of Sociology at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He has written widely about ideals of manhood and masculinity in American culture. Kimmel (Sociology/SUNY, Stony Brook) applies the methodology of feminist history to the experience of being male in America. Rejecting the idea that almost every history book is about the male experience, Kimmel writes not about what men "actually did" since the birth of the republic, but what they were "supposed to do, feel, and think.". Michael Kimmel is an American sociologist specializing in gender studies. He holds the position of Distinguished Professor of Sociology at the Stony Brook University in New York and is the founder and editor of the academic journal Men and Masculinities.
Steven Watts, The Republic Reborn, pp. David Roediger, The Wages of Whiteness: Race and the Making of the American Working Class.
James Horton, "Freedom's Yoke: Gender and African American Men. Male Slave Psychology in the Old South.Kimmel's authoritative, entertaining, and wide-ranging history of men in America demonstrates that manhood has meant very different things in different eras.
Drawing on advice books, magazines, political pamphlets, and popular novels and films, he makes two surprising claims: First, manhood is homosocial - that is, men need to prove 5/5(1).
For more than three decades, the women's movement and its scholars have exhaustively studied women's complex history, roles, and struggles.
In Manhood in America, Second Edition, author Michael S. Kimmel--a leading authority in gender studies--argues that . Michael Kimmel Manhood in America Chapter 1 4 8.
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Michael Kimmel Manhood in America Chapter 1 4 8. Download. Michael Kimmel Manhood in America Chapter 1 4 8. Author: Michael Kimmel is Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies at Stony Brook University in New York.
He is the author of ‘Manhood in America’, ‘Guyland’ and ‘Angry White Men’, from which this essay is loosely adapted. Description of the book "Manhood in America: A Cultural History": This book, originally a trade publication, is a written history of the way manhood has been constructed and protrayed in America.
It is designed for courses on masculinity, which are becoming . Kimmel, a noted men's studies authority, coeditor of Against the Tide (LJ 2/1/92), and editor of The Politics of Manhood, reviewed below, presents in his own words the first cultural history of men in America.