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The Resource Angry white men : American masculinity at the end of an era, by Michael Kimmel

Angry white men : American masculinity at the end of an era, by Michael Kimmel

Label
Angry white men : American masculinity at the end of an era
Title
Angry white men
Title remainder
American masculinity at the end of an era
Statement of responsibility
by Michael Kimmel
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kimmel, Michael S
Dewey number
155.3/320973
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1090.3
LC item number
.K55175 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Men
  • Whites
  • Men's movement
  • Masculinity
  • Working class men
  • Equality
  • Civil rights
  • Anti-feminism
  • United States
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Civil rights
  • Equality
  • Masculinity
  • Men
  • Whites
  • United States
  • Hommes
  • États-Unis
  • Masculinité
  • États-Unis
  • Sexisme en éducation
  • États-Unis
  • Masculinisme
  • États-Unis
  • Mann
  • Männlichkeit
  • Männerbewegung
  • Weiße
  • USA
Label
Angry white men : American masculinity at the end of an era, by Michael Kimmel
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-299) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: American masculinity at the end of an era -- Introduction: America, the angry -- Manufacturing rage: The cultural construction of aggrieved entitlement -- Angry white boys -- White men as victims: The men's rights movement -- Angry white dads -- Targeting women -- Mad men: The rage(s) of the American working man -- The white wing
Control code
ocn852681950
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 319 pages
Isbn
9781568586960
Lccn
2013025872
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781568586960
  • (OCoLC)852681950
Label
Angry white men : American masculinity at the end of an era, by Michael Kimmel
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-299) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: American masculinity at the end of an era -- Introduction: America, the angry -- Manufacturing rage: The cultural construction of aggrieved entitlement -- Angry white boys -- White men as victims: The men's rights movement -- Angry white dads -- Targeting women -- Mad men: The rage(s) of the American working man -- The white wing
Control code
ocn852681950
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 319 pages
Isbn
9781568586960
Lccn
2013025872
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781568586960
  • (OCoLC)852681950

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