Manhood in the Making: Cultural Concepts of Masculinity

TitleManhood in the Making: Cultural Concepts of Masculinity
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1990
AuthorsGilmore, David D.
Number of Pages258
PublisherYale University Press
CityNew Haven, CT

In the first cross-cultural study of manhood as an achieved status, anthropologist David Gilmore finds that a culturally sanctioned stress on manliness—on toughness and aggressiveness, stoicism and sexuality—is almost universal, deeply ingrained in the consciousness of hunters and fishermen, workers and warriors, poets and peasants who have little else in common.

Short TitleManhood in the Making
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BF692.5 .G55 1990
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