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The Resource Brutes in Suits : Male Sensibility in America, 1890-1920, John Pettegrew

Brutes in Suits : Male Sensibility in America, 1890-1920, John Pettegrew

Label
Brutes in Suits : Male Sensibility in America, 1890-1920
Title
Brutes in Suits
Title remainder
Male Sensibility in America, 1890-1920
Statement of responsibility
John Pettegrew
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In Brutes in Suits, John Pettegrew examines theoretical writings and cultural traditions in the United States to find that, Darwinian arguments to the contrary, masculine aggression can be interpreted as a modern strategy for taking power. Drawing ideas from varied and at times seemingly contradictory sources, Pettegrew argues that traditionally held beliefs about masculinity developed largely through language and cultural habit - and that these same tools can be employed to break through the myth that brutishness is an inherently male trait." "A major re-synthesis of late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century manhood, Brutes in Suits develops ambitious lines of research into the social science of sexual difference and professional history's celebration of rugged individualism; the hunting-and-killing genre of popular men's literature; that master text of hypermasculinity: college football; military culture, war making, and finding pleasure in killing; and patriarchy, sexual jealousy, and the law. This assessment of the evolution of masculine culture will be welcomed and debated by social and intellectual historians."--Jacket
Member of
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
OCLCE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pettegrew, John
Dewey number
305.31
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1090.3
LC item number
.P49 2007eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Gender relations in the American experience
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sex role
  • Masculinity
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Masculinity
  • Sex role
  • United States
  • Geschlechterrolle
  • Mann
  • USA
  • Mansrollen
Label
Brutes in Suits : Male Sensibility in America, 1890-1920, John Pettegrew
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-398) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Frederick Jackson Turner's frontier thesis : origins, composition, and meanings
  • Turner's influence on the social psychology of the city
  • Radical individualism : masculinist art, angst, and alienation in the city
  • Dudism, cowgirl feminism, and the search for authenticity in the "Old West"
  • 2.
  • Brute fictions
  • The American literary genre of hunting and killing
  • Reading for plot : Call of the Wild, the Virginian, and the new male readership
  • Irony, atavism, and other variations on the de-evolutionary theme
  • Preface
  • Introduction : The de-evolutionary turn in U.S. masculinity
  • Darwin and evolutionary psychology, then and now
  • John Dewey, Pierre Bourdieu, and masculinity as a habit of mind
  • "The
  • caveman within us" and the masculinist culture of mimicry
  • 1.
  • Rugged individualism
  • Of Rough Riders, blood brothers, and Roosevelt the Berserker
  • War as sport for Doughboys, golden boys, and slackers
  • Postscript : Marine Corps spirit and the U.S. warrior class, 1941-2003
  • 5.
  • Laws of sexual selection
  • Race, lynch law, and the manly provocation
  • Marriage, cultural defense in The People v. Chen, and the heart-of-passion defense in Texas
  • Compulsory heterosexuality, the Charles Atlas Muscle-Beach fable, and sexual dimorphism unbound
  • Epilogue : Irony, instinct, and war
  • Irony, Sam Fussell's Muscle, and masculinity as a "parodic tableau vivant"
  • 3.
  • Instinct, deep masculinity, and the decline of males
  • The Iraq War, hypermasculinity, and the metaphor of disease
  • Notes
  • Essay on sources
  • Index
  • College football
  • Thorstein Veblen and the rise of "exotic ferocity" in American college football
  • Victor Turner, Standford football, and hypermasculine liminal subjects
  • Clifford Geertz at the big game : "Thick description of football as the cultural equivalent of war
  • 4.
  • War in the head
  • Civil war memory, blood sacrifice, and modern American fighting spirit
Control code
652351779
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 409 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801891724
Lccn
2006025984
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)652351779
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Brutes in Suits : Male Sensibility in America, 1890-1920, John Pettegrew
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-398) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Frederick Jackson Turner's frontier thesis : origins, composition, and meanings
  • Turner's influence on the social psychology of the city
  • Radical individualism : masculinist art, angst, and alienation in the city
  • Dudism, cowgirl feminism, and the search for authenticity in the "Old West"
  • 2.
  • Brute fictions
  • The American literary genre of hunting and killing
  • Reading for plot : Call of the Wild, the Virginian, and the new male readership
  • Irony, atavism, and other variations on the de-evolutionary theme
  • Preface
  • Introduction : The de-evolutionary turn in U.S. masculinity
  • Darwin and evolutionary psychology, then and now
  • John Dewey, Pierre Bourdieu, and masculinity as a habit of mind
  • "The
  • caveman within us" and the masculinist culture of mimicry
  • 1.
  • Rugged individualism
  • Of Rough Riders, blood brothers, and Roosevelt the Berserker
  • War as sport for Doughboys, golden boys, and slackers
  • Postscript : Marine Corps spirit and the U.S. warrior class, 1941-2003
  • 5.
  • Laws of sexual selection
  • Race, lynch law, and the manly provocation
  • Marriage, cultural defense in The People v. Chen, and the heart-of-passion defense in Texas
  • Compulsory heterosexuality, the Charles Atlas Muscle-Beach fable, and sexual dimorphism unbound
  • Epilogue : Irony, instinct, and war
  • Irony, Sam Fussell's Muscle, and masculinity as a "parodic tableau vivant"
  • 3.
  • Instinct, deep masculinity, and the decline of males
  • The Iraq War, hypermasculinity, and the metaphor of disease
  • Notes
  • Essay on sources
  • Index
  • College football
  • Thorstein Veblen and the rise of "exotic ferocity" in American college football
  • Victor Turner, Standford football, and hypermasculine liminal subjects
  • Clifford Geertz at the big game : "Thick description of football as the cultural equivalent of war
  • 4.
  • War in the head
  • Civil war memory, blood sacrifice, and modern American fighting spirit
Control code
652351779
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 409 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801891724
Lccn
2006025984
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)652351779
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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