History of Men, The

Essays on the History of American and British Masculinities

Author: Michael S. Kimmel

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791483827

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

View: 1926

A collection of historical articles and essays by a pioneer in the field of masculinity studies.

Tides in the Affairs of Men

The Social History of Elizabethan Seamen, 1580-1603

Author: Cheryl A. Fury

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313319488

Category: History

Page: 293

View: 850

When the British government late in Elizabeth's reign engaged in naval war with Spain, it began impressing seamen, blithely assuming the loyal subjects would play their assigned part in assuring the glory of the empire. It was wrong. Fury (British and European history, U. of New Brunswick and St. St

Das Ende der Männer

und der Aufstieg der Frauen

Author: Hanna Rosin

Publisher: ebook Berlin Verlag

ISBN: 3827076307

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

View: 1460

Ist die jahrtausendealte Herrschaft des Patriarchats am Ende? Noch nicht, sagt Hanna Rosin, doch die massiven Veränderungen der Berufswelt und des Bildungssystems haben eine Dynamik in Gang gesetzt, die das Verhältnis zwischen den Geschlechtern nachhaltig verändert. So scheinen viele Anforderungen der modernen Dienstleistungsgesellschaft – Flexibilität, soziale Intelligenz, Kommunikationsfähigkeit – eindeutig Frauen in die Hände zu spielen, während Männer oft von den Umwälzungen überfordert sind. Hanna Rosin zeigt – frei von ideologischen Prämissen –, wie sich heute das Leben von Männern und Frauen unterscheidet, wie sehr sich die Art und Weise geändert hat, wie heute gearbeitet, gelernt, zusammengelebt wird. Differenziert und mit vielen konkreten Beispielen gelingt es Rosin, die Chancen und Schattenseiten des »weiblichen Jahrhunderts« in den Blick zu nehmen. "Das Ende der Männer" ist keine feministische Streitschrift, keine Prophezeiung, sondern eine messerscharfe, weitsichtige Diagnose.

Natural History of Man

The Unity of Human Species, Migrations of Men and Development of Human Characters

Author: Armand De Quatrefages

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781986910316


Page: 134

View: 4137

This book presents the natural history of man, with illustrations. - What is man? - The Antiquity of Man. - The Migrations of Men. - The Development of Physical and Intellectual Characters of the Human Races. "Each of my fellow laborers in science select the subject which habitually occupies them. Some tell you of the heavens, the earth, the waters; from others you get the history of vegetables and animals. As I am Professor of the Natural History of Man at the Museum, I ask myself why I should not speak to you of man. There is evidently as much interest for us in our own species as in the history of animals, even of those most useful to us. Indeed, at this time, the mind is drawn toward this study by an irresistible movement. Formerly, Anthropology, the natural history of man, was not represented in philosophical bodies, nor by the periodical press. Now, in Paris alone there are two Philosophical Societies occupied exclusively with this science, and two large publications equally devoted to it. At the Museum the teaching of anthropology is older. It is there aided by a collection which is still the best in the world. I do not hesitate to say that it is one of the glories of France to have given by these methods an example to the entire world-an example followed to-day in America as well as in Europe. And I wish to make you take a part in this movement, by giving you some serious notion of the ensemble of the human family. This, gentlemen, is much more difficult for me than for my associates. In all these lectures we are to speak of only a single being, man. Consequently, there will be an intimate union between them, so much so that any person who should miss a lecture would find difficulty in thoroughly understanding those that follow. To remove this difficulty, I mean to shape my teaching so that each lecture will form as definite a whole as possible. Then, at the commencement of each lecture, I shall endeavor to give, in a few words, a résumé of the preceding. In this way I hope to carry you to the end without ceasing to be understood..."

Of Beards and Men

The Revealing History of Facial Hair

Author: Christopher Oldstone-Moore

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022628400X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 338

View: 7550

Describes how throughout history men's facial hair has varied in response to changing ideals of masculinity.

Of Arms and Men

A History of War, Weapons, and Aggression

Author: Robert L. O'Connell

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199878900

Category: Political Science

Page: 384

View: 9773

The appearance of the crossbow on the European battle field in A.D. 1100 as the weapon of choice for shooting down knights threatened the status quo of medieval chivalric fighting techniques. By 1139 the Church had intervened, outlawing the use of the crossbow among Christians. With this edict, arms control was born. As Robert L. O'Connell reveals in this vividly written history of weapons in Western culture, that first attempt at an arms control measure characterizes the complex and often paradoxical relationship between men and arms throughout the centuries. In a sweeping narrative that ranges from prehistoric times to the nuclear age, O'Connell demonstrates how social and economic conditions determine the types of weapons and the tactics used in warfare and how, in turn, innovations in weapons technology often undercut social values. He describes, for instance, how the invention of the gun required a redefinition of courage from aggressive ferocity to calmness under fire; and how the machine gun in World War I so overthrew traditional notions of combat that Lord Kitchener exclaimed, "This isn't war!" The technology unleashed during the Great War radically altered our perceptions of ourselves, as these new weapons made human qualities almost irrelevant in combat. With the invention of the atomic bomb, humanity itself became subservient to the weapons it had produced. Of Arms and Men brilliantly integrates the evolution of politics, weapons, strategy, and tactics into a coherent narrative, one spiced with striking portraits of men in combat and penetrating insights into why men go to war.

The natural history of Man

With thirty six coloured and four plain illustrations, and ninety engravings on wood. Mit ethnographischen Karten in Folio. 11 f

Author: James Cowles Prichard

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

View: 8299

The Image of Man

The Creation of Modern Masculinity

Author: George L. Mosse

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195352108

Category: History

Page: 232

View: 5465

What does it mean to be a man? What does it mean to be manly? How has our notion of masculinity changed over the years? In this book, noted historian George L. Mosse provides the first historical account of the masculine stereotype in modern Western culture, tracing the evolution of the idea of manliness to reveal how it came to embody physical beauty, courage, moral restraint, and a strong will. This stereotype, he finds, originated in the tumultuous changes of the eighteenth century, as Europe's dominant aristocrats grudgingly yielded to the rise of the professional, bureaucratic, and commercial middle classes. Mosse reveals how the new bourgeoisie, faced with a bewildering, rapidly industrialized world, latched onto the knightly ideal of chivalry. He also shows how the rise of universal conscription created a "soldierly man" as an ideal type. In bringing his examination up to the present, Mosse studies the key historical roles of the so-called "fairer sex" (women) and "unmanly men" (Jews and homosexuals) in defining and maintaining the male stereotype, and considers the possible erosion of that stereotype in our own time.

Engines and Men

The History of the Associated Society of Locomotive Engineers and Firemen; A Survey of Organisation of Railways and Railway Locomotive Men (Classic Reprint)

Author: J. R. Raynes

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9780656958603

Category: Reference

Page: 366

View: 9722

Excerpt from Engines and Men: The History of the Associated Society of Locomotive Engineers and Firemen; A Survey of Organisation of Railways and Railway Locomotive Men My second note must be of thanks, too, to Mr. Bromley for his advice and for the helpful manner in which he gave me carte-blanche and placed everything at my disposal: to Mr. Worthy Cooke for many helpful suggestions when he first read the manuscript; to Mr. Moore, Mr. Crossland, Mr. Wilson and other members of Head Office Staff for constant help in securing some wanted document. They have all contributed to make conditions as pleasant as possible. I must also acknowledge the great help furnished by an index to articles on railway service, prepared for Mr. Fox by Mr. John Healey, of Sheffield, and covering the period 1879-1905. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Builders of men

a history of the Minneapolis Young Men's Christian Association, 1866-1936

Author: Samuel Wirt Wiley,Florence Lehmann

Publisher: N.A



Page: 339

View: 3006

Replacing Misandry

A Revolutionary History of Men

Author: Paul Nathanson,Katherine K. Young

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773583807

Category: Social Science

Page: 223

View: 6927

In the first three volumes of this series, Paul Nathanson and Katherine Young challenge theories about patriarchy that ideological forms of feminism have promoted. In this volume, they argue that we must replace those misandric theories with one that takes seriously the needs and problems of boys and men no less than those of girls and women; at the same time, they add, we must maintain the reforms that egalitarian forms of feminism have promoted. With both factors in mind, they trace the history of men – that is, culturally organized perceptions of the male body and its masculine functions – over the past ten thousand years. They show how these perceptions have evolved in connection with a series of technological and cultural revolutions: horticultural, agricultural, industrial, military, and now reproductive. This new approach sets the stage for understanding a profound and growing problem that our society must face: the increasing inability of boys and men to create or sustain a healthy collective identity. The authors define this as an identity that is distinctive, necessary, and therefore publicly valued. Without a healthy and positive identity, two current trends will continue: giving up (dropping out of school, society, or even life itself) and attacking a society that has no room for men specifically as men, believing that even a negative identity, acted out in antisocial ways, is better than none at all.

The Religious History of Man

Tracing Religion and Superstition from Their Source

Author: David Morison

Publisher: N.A


Category: Bible

Page: 364

View: 4657

Whales, Ice, and Men

The History of Whaling in the Western Arctic

Author: John R. Bockstoce

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780295974477

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 400

View: 1220

In the pages that follow, the story of commercial whaling in the western Arctic is told by a scholar intimately acquainted with the terrain--not only as it can be found in the historical records or at archaeological sites, but from lone experience on the shores and waters where the great adventure was played out. His book is written with such mastery and vigor that we confidently greet it as the finest history yet written on any aspect of American whaling.