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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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The book also reveals how changing concepts of manhood helped to define the character of many important modern American institutions, from higher education to sports to politics. Sexuality, too, Rotundo says, has changed profoundly, and not always in ways we would think: From inside the book.


Anthony Rotundo New York: Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Don’t have an account? Sign In Forgot password? Anthony Rotundo No preview available – americah 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.

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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 manhokd individual who created his own place and status.

But at the dawn of the nineteenth century a new “self-made manhood” emerged, stressing competition and fusing man’s identity to the workplace. Sign In or Create an Account. The Myth of Silent Spring: 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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American manhood: transformations in masculinity from the Revolution to the modern era

Related articles in Google Scholar. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. What is “naturally” male? To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above. Here is a fascinating account of how our understanding of what it means to be a man has changed over time. American Manhood argues that a revolution in our understanding of masculinity has occurred twice over the last two hundred years.


Close mobile search navigation Article navigation. How does a “manly” man act? Also in the nineteenth century, men often wrote each other love letters – even rothndo famous Americans as Alexander Hamilton rofundo Daniel Webster.

The first history of American manhood this book sweeps away the groundless assumptions and myths that inform the current fascination with men’s lives. No eBook available Amazon. Anthony Rotundo Snippet view – A second revolution occurred in the twentieth century as “passionate manhood”, based on aggression, combativeness, and sexual desire, became the ideal.

Don’t already have an Oxford Academic account? Most users should sign in with their email address. Email alerts New issue alert. The word “competitive” did not exist then, and the word “effeminate”, until a century ago, referred to a fondness for luxury. Who is a “real man”?