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Manhood in the Making: Cultural Concepts of Masculinity

 
 
 
 
Manhood in the Making: Cultural Concepts of Masculinity
Author: David D. Gilmore
ISBN 13: 9780300050769
ISBN 10: 300050763
Edition: Revised ed.
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication Date: 1991-07-24
Format: Paperback
Pages: 272
List Price: $26.00
 
 

In the first cross-cultural study of manhood as an achieved status, anthropologist David D. 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.