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Kimmel, Michael S.

Works: 93 works in 676 publications in 5 languages and 32,909 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Sources  Encyclopedias  Case studies  Internet videos  Educational films  Textbooks  Nonfiction television programs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Speaker, Interviewee, Other, Compiler, Thesis advisor, Contributor
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Most widely held works about Michael S Kimmel
Most widely held works by Michael S Kimmel
The gendered society by Michael S Kimmel( Book )

64 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 3,742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In The Gendered Society, Michael S. Kimmel examines our basic beliefs about gender, arguing that men and women are more alike than we have ever imagined." "The issues surrounding gender are complex, and in order to clarify them, the author has included a review of the existing literature in related disciplines such as biology, anthropology, psychology, and sociology. With an eye toward the future, Kimmel offers readers a glimpse at gender relations in the next millennium."--Jacket
Manhood in America : a cultural history by Michael S Kimmel( Book )

31 editions published between 1996 and 2018 in English and held by 2,499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a time when psychologists are rediscovering Darwin, and much of our social behavioral is being reduced to ancient, hard-wired patterns, Michael Kimmel's history of manhood in America comes as a much needed reminder that our behavior as men and women is anything but stable and fixed. Kimmel's history of men in America demonstrates that manhood has meant very different things in different eras. Drawing on advice books, magazines, political pamphlets, and popular novels and films, he makes two surprising claims: First, manhood is homosocial -- that is, men need to prove themselves to each other, not to women. Second, definitions of manliness have evolved in response to women's movements. When women act, men react. Originally, manliness was an internal virtue and a democratic ideal -- British men were viewed as fops, and American men had to be independent, honest, and responsible. By the 1890s, however, manhood changed to masculinity, something that had to be constantly proven through the new explosion of sports, fraternities, and fashion. Finally, in 1936, Lewis Terman, the creator of the IQ test, developed an "M-F" test to analyze adolescents' masculinity and femininity. Until well into the 1960s, the test penalized boys who preferred to draw flowers instead of forests, or who knew that a teacup was used for drinking tea. But just as Terman's categories and questions seem outdated to us, so will our own standards seem temporary to our successors
The gender of desire : essays on male sexuality by Michael S Kimmel( )

13 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,890 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Here, one of the world's pioneers in the field of masculinity studies explores the construction of male sexuality, pornography, and sexual violence. Michael S. Kimmel analyzes what male sexuality is, where it comes from, how it works, what affects it, pornography's impact on it, what fantasies men have about sex, what people think about sex, and how male ideas about sex affect what men actually do. Provocative and wide-ranging, these essays make important contributions to sociology, queer theory, American studies, history, and studies of gender, sexuality, and gay and lesbian issues."--Jacket
Guyland : the perilous world where boys become men by Michael S Kimmel( Book )

15 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 1,837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A leading authority in gender studies profiles American males between the ages of sixteen and twenty-six, offering insight into their belief systems, relationships, and preferences, in a report that also discusses the sources of violent and deviant behaviors. By the author of Manhood in America: A Cultural History
The history of men : essays in the history of American and British masculinities by Michael S Kimmel( )

14 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this collection, one of the world's leading scholars in the field of masculinity studies explores the historical construction of American and British masculinities. Tracing the emergence of American and British masculinities, the forms they have taken, and their development over time, Michael S. Kimmel analyzes the various ways that the ideology of masculinity - the cultural meaning of manhood - has been shaped by the course of historical events, and, in turn, how ideas about masculinity have also served to shape those historical events. He also considers newly emerging voices of previously marginalized groups such as women, the working class, people of color, gay men, and lesbians to explore the marginalized and decentered notions of masculinity and the political processes and dynamics that have enabled this marginalization to occur."--Jacket
Men's lives by Michael S Kimmel( Book )

63 editions published between 1989 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intended to be used as either a core text or as a supplement, this work includes recent research by feminist scholars and pro-feminist men
Misframing men : the politics of contemporary masculinities by Michael S Kimmel( )

11 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kimmel, among the world's best known scholars in gender studies, discusses political moments such as the Virginia Military Institute and Citadel coeducation cases that reached the Supreme Court (he participated as expert witness for the Justice Department) along with Promise Keepers rallies, mythopoetic gatherings, and white supremacist recruiment. He takes on antifeminists as the real male bashers, questions the unsubstantiated assertions that men suffer from domestic violence to the same degree as women, and examines the claims made by those who want to rescue boys from the "misandrous" reforms initiated by feminism. In writings both solidly grounded and forcefully argued, Kimmel pushes the boundaries of today's modern conversation about men and masculinity
Handbook of studies on men & masculinities by Michael S Kimmel( )

18 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Handbook of Studies on Men and Masculinities is an interdisciplinary and international culmination of the growth of men's studies that also offers insight about future directions for the field. The Handbook provides a broad view of masculinities primarily across the social sciences, with the inclusion of important debates in some areas of the humanities and natural sciences. The various approaches presented in this Handbook range across different disciplines, theoretical perspectives, methodologies, and conceptualizations in relation to the topic of men. Editors Michael S. Kimmel, Jeff Hearn, and R.W. Connell have assembled an esteemed group of contributors who are among the best-known experts in their particular fields." "The Handbook of Studies on Men and Masculinities provides scholars, researchers, and students with the most current, incisive scholarship available for the men's studies area of gender studies. It is a vital resource for those interested in the practical or cultural issues about men, boys, and gender, as well as an excellent addition to any academic library."--Jacket
Masculinities and the law : a multidimensional approach by Ann C McGinley( )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 1,470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

According to masculinities theory, masculinity is not a biological imperative but a social construction. Men engage in a constant struggle with other men to prove their masculinity. This title develops a multidimensional approach. The book argues that multidimensional masculinities theory can change how law is applied
Men and masculinities : a social, cultural, and historical encyclopedia by Michael S Kimmel( )

26 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This reference analyzes, summarizes, and explains the complexities of men's lives and the idea of modern manhood. It looks at literature, art, and music from a gender perspective, and covers intimacy, sexual violence, pornography, sexism and rituals
Angry white men : American masculinity at the end of an era by Michael S Kimmel( Book )

29 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the enduring legacies of the 2012 Presidential campaign was the demise of the white American male voter as a dominant force in the political landscape. On election night, after Obama was announced the winner, a distressed Bill O'Reilly lamented that he didn't live in a traditional America anymore. He was joined by others who bellowed their grief on the talk radio airwaves, the traditional redoubt of angry white men. Why were they so angry? Sociologist Michael Kimmel has spent hundreds of hours in the company of America's angry white men, from white supremacists to men's rights activists to young students in pursuit of an answer. Angry White Men presents a comprehensive diagnosis of their fears, anxieties, and rage. Kimmel locates this increase in anger in the seismic economic, social, and political shifts that have so transformed the American landscape. Downward mobility, increased racial and gender equality, and a tenacious clinging to an anachronistic ideology of masculinity has left many men feeling betrayed and bewildered. Raised to expect unparalleled social and economic privilege, white men are suffering today from what Kimmel calls "aggrieved entitlement": a sense that those benefits that white men believed were their due have been snatched away from them. Angry White Men discusses, among others, the sons of small town America, scarred by underemployment and wage stagnation. When America's white men feel they've lived their lives the 'right' way worked hard and stayed out of trouble and still do not get economic rewards, then they have to blame somebody else. Even more terrifying is the phenomenon of angry young boys. School shootings in the United States are not just the work of "misguided youth" or "troubled teens"--They're all committed by boys. These alienated young men are transformed into mass murderers by a sense that using violence against others is their right. The future of America is more inclusive and diverse. The choice for angry white men is not whether or not they can stem the tide of history: they cannot. Their choice is whether they will be dragged kicking and screaming into that inevitable future, or whether they will walk openly and honorably alongside those they've spent so long trying to exclude
The gendered society reader by Michael S Kimmel( Book )

38 editions published between 1999 and 2017 in English and held by 1,039 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In The Gendered Society Reader, Fourth Edition, coeditors Michael Kimmel and Amy Aronson pull together an array of dynamic voices - both male and female, classic and contemporary - to examine various interpretations of gender. These lively, in-depth readings explore gender discourse over a wide range of disciplines, focusing primarily on two central issues: difference and domination. Carefully balanced to reflect the diversity of its subject, this text addresses provocative and fundamental questions."--Jacket
The mask you live in( Visual )

9 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 874 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines "hyper-masculinity" as a destructive force in the personal development and socialization of boys and young men. Discusses the roles of popular culture and peer pressure in influencing boys to adopt a masculine pose
Changing men : new directions in research on men and masculinity( Book )

22 editions published between 1987 and 1996 in English and German and held by 834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Privilege : a reader by Abby L Ferber( Book )

23 editions published between 2003 and 2017 in English and held by 795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Privilege is about more than being white, wealthy, and male-as Michael Kimmel, Abby Ferber, and a range of contributors make clear in this timely anthology. In an era when "diversity" is too often shorthand for "of color" and/or "female," the personal and analytical essays in this collection explore the multifaceted nature of social location and consider how gender, class, race, sexual orientation, (dis)ability, and religion interact to create nuanced layers of privilege and oppression. The individual essays-taken together-guide students to a deep understanding of the dynamics of diversity and stratification, advantage, and power. The fourth edition features thirteen new essays that help students understand the intersectional nature of privilege and oppression and has new introductory essays to contextualize the readings. These enhancements, plus the updated pedagogical features of discussion questions and activities at the end of each section, encourage students to examine their own beliefs, practices, and social location"--
The Bro Code : How Contemporary Culture Creates Sexist Men( Visual )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Filmmaker Thomas Keith takes aim at the forces in male culture that condition boys and men to dehumanize and disrespect women. Keith breaks down a range of contemporary media forms, zeroing in on movies and music videos that glamorize womanizing, pornography that trades in the brutalization of women, comedians who make fun of sexual assault, and a groundswell of men's magazines and cable TV shows that revel in old-school myths of American manhood. Even as epidemic levels of men's violence against women persist in the real world, the message Keith uncovers in virtually every corner of our entertainment culture is clear: It's not only normal -- but cool -- for boys and men to control and humiliate women. Arguing that there's nothing normal, natural, or inevitable about this mentality, The Bro Code challenges young people, young men and women alike, to step up and fight back against the idea that being a real man means being sexist"--Publisher's website
Understanding inequality : the intersection of race/ethnicity, class, and gender by Barbara A Arrighi( )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the age of globalization and New Media unite disparate groups of people in new ways, the continual transformation and interconnections between ethnicity, class, and gender become increasingly complex. This reader, comprised of a diverse array of sources ranging from the New York Times to the journals of leading research universities, explores these issues as systems of stratification that work to reinforce one another. Understanding Inequality provides students and academics with the basic hermeneutics for considering new thought on ethnicity, class, and gender in the 21st century
Against the tide : pro-feminist men in the United States, 1776-1990 : a documentary history( Book )

8 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of writings and speeches by men on women's rights from the days of Thomas Paine to those of Jesse Jackson
Revolution, a sociological interpretation by Michael S Kimmel( Book )

19 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a systematic and comprehensive examination of the interpretations of revolution. The book examines classical perspectives offered by 19th-century theorists such as Marx, Weber, Durkheim, Tocqueville and Freud, as well as the perspectives presented by post-World War II social scientists
Men confront pornography by Michael S Kimmel( Book )

15 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes essays on pornography by Jules Feiffer, Phillip Lopate, David Mura, Jeffrey Masson, John Stoltenberg, Steve Abbott, Robert Staples, Robert Christgau, Scott MacDonald, Bernie Zilbergeld, and others
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The gendered society
Alternative Names
Kimmel, M.

Kimmel, Maĭkl

Kimmel, Maikl 1951-

Kimmel, Michael.

Kimmel, Michael 1951-

Kimmel, Michael (Michael S.)

Kimmel, Michael S.

Kimmel, Michael S., 1951-

Kimmel, Michael Scott.

Kimmel, Michael Scott 1951-

Kimmel, Michael sociolog

Michael Kimmel American sociologist

Michael Kimmel Amerikaans socioloog

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Michael Kimmel US-amerikanischer Soziologe

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Manhood in America : a cultural historyThe gender of desire : essays on male sexualityGuyland : the perilous world where boys become menThe history of men : essays in the history of American and British masculinitiesMen's livesMisframing men : the politics of contemporary masculinitiesHandbook of studies on men & masculinitiesMen and masculinities : a social, cultural, and historical encyclopedia