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Manliness [electronic resource] / Harvey C. Mansfield.

By: Mansfield, Harvey Claflin, 1932-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, c2006Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 289 p.).ISBN: 9780300129939 (electronic bk.); 0300129939 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Masculinity -- Philosophy | Masculinity -- Political aspects | Sex role | Assertiveness (Psychology) | Nature and nurture | Feminism | Masculinit�e -- Philosophie | Masculinit�e -- Aspect politique | R�ole selon le sexe | Assertivit�e | H�er�edit�e et milieu | F�eminisme | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Gender Studies | Mannelijkheid | Assertiviteit | Erfelijkheid en omgeving | ManlinessGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Manliness.DDC classification: 305.31 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
The gender-neutral society -- Manliness as stereotype -- Manly assertion -- Manly nihilism -- Womanly nihilism -- The manly liberal -- Manly virtue -- Conclusion: Unemployed manliness.
Summary: This is the first comprehensive study of manliness, a quality both bad and good, mostly male, often intolerant, irrational, and ambitious. Our "gender-neutral society" does not like it but cannot get rid of it. Drawing from science, literature, and philosophy, Mansfield examines the layers of manliness, from vulgar aggression, to assertive manliness, to manliness as virtue, and to philosophical manliness. He shows that manliness seeks and welcomes drama, prefers times of war, conflict, and risk, and brings change or restores order at crucial moments. After a wide-ranging tour from stereotypes to Hemingway and Achilles, to Nietzsche, to feminism, and to Plato, the author returns to today's problem of "unemployed manliness." Formulating a reasoned defense of a quality hardly obedient to reason, he urges men, and especially women, to understand and accept manliness, and to give it honest and honorable employment.--From publisher description.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 245-279) and index.

This is the first comprehensive study of manliness, a quality both bad and good, mostly male, often intolerant, irrational, and ambitious. Our "gender-neutral society" does not like it but cannot get rid of it. Drawing from science, literature, and philosophy, Mansfield examines the layers of manliness, from vulgar aggression, to assertive manliness, to manliness as virtue, and to philosophical manliness. He shows that manliness seeks and welcomes drama, prefers times of war, conflict, and risk, and brings change or restores order at crucial moments. After a wide-ranging tour from stereotypes to Hemingway and Achilles, to Nietzsche, to feminism, and to Plato, the author returns to today's problem of "unemployed manliness." Formulating a reasoned defense of a quality hardly obedient to reason, he urges men, and especially women, to understand and accept manliness, and to give it honest and honorable employment.--From publisher description.

The gender-neutral society -- Manliness as stereotype -- Manly assertion -- Manly nihilism -- Womanly nihilism -- The manly liberal -- Manly virtue -- Conclusion: Unemployed manliness.

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