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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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Anthony Rotundo Snippet view – In colonial America, “communal manhood” – emphasizing social bonds and a man’s place at the head of the household – dominated men’s lives. Citing articles via Google Scholar. By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you mqnhood read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. Rotundo traces the drastic shifts in the meaning of masculinity that have occurred over the past two centuries, and presents a radically different portrait of manhood in earlier times.

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

The book also reveals americn changing concepts of manhood helped to define the character of many important modern American institutions, from higher education to sports to politics. Please provide an email address.

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Totundo in via your Institution Sign in. Also in the nineteenth century, men often wrote each other love letters – even such famous Americans as Alexander Hamilton and Daniel Webster.

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

The qualities that were valued in a man were likewise transformed, from an ideal that called for the suppression of aggressive, competitive urges to an image of manliness that valued nothing more.

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

Speaking directly to the contemporary dilemmas of American masculinity, Rotundo brilliantly analyzes the moral and psychologicalparadoxes of becoming rofundo 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.

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Receive exclusive offers and updates from Oxford Academic. Anthony Rotundo No preview available – Here is a fascinating account of how our understanding of what it means to be a man manhoov changed over time. Rethinking the Origins of American Environmentalism. American Manhood argues that a revolution in our understanding of masculinity has occurred twice over the last two hundred years.

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Two hundred years ago, for example, men were considered more sexually restrained than women.

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No eBook available Amazon. How does a “manly” man act? While boys were once seen as separate from men–at times, more like females; later, as a host of antisocial impulses that need to be maerican the end of the 19th century, men with Theodore Roosevelt as paradigm were seen as overgrown boys, their boyish impulses being their best part.

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