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The Resource Men to boys : the making of modern immaturity, Gary Cross

Men to boys : the making of modern immaturity, Gary Cross

Label
Men to boys : the making of modern immaturity
Title
Men to boys
Title remainder
the making of modern immaturity
Statement of responsibility
Gary Cross
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"When did maturity become the ultimate taboo? Men have gone from idolizing Cary Grant to aping Hugh Grant, shunning marriage and responsibility well into their twenties and thirties. Gary Cross, renowned cultural historian, identifies the boy-man and his habits, examining the attitudes and practices of three generations to make sense of this gradual but profound shift in American masculinity. Cross matches the rise of the American boy-man to trends in twentieth-century advertising, popular culture, and consumerism, and he locates the roots of our present crisis in the vague call for a new model of leadership that, ultimately, failed to offer a better concept of maturity." "Cross does not blame the young or glorify the past. He finds that men of the "Greatest Generation" might have embraced their role as providers but were confused by the contradictions and expectations of modern fatherhood. Their uncertainty gave birth to the Beats and men who indulged in childhood hobbies and boyish sports. Rather than fashion a new manhood, baby-boomers held onto their youth and, when that was gone, embraced Viagra. Without mature role models to emulate or rebel against, Generation X turned to cynicism and sensual intensity, and the media fed on this longing, transforming a life stage into a highly desirable lifestyle. Arguing that contemporary American culture undermines both conservative ideals of male maturity and the liberal values of community and responsibility, Cross concludes with a proposal for a modern marriage of personal desire and ethical adulthood."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cross, Gary S
Dewey number
305.310973/0904
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1090.3
LC item number
.C76 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Men
  • Men in popular culture
  • Masculinity
Label
Men to boys : the making of modern immaturity, Gary Cross
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [261]-302) 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
Control code
196300199
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
316 pages
Isbn
9780231513111
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Lccn
2008005693
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)196300199
Label
Men to boys : the making of modern immaturity, Gary Cross
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [261]-302) 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
Control code
196300199
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
316 pages
Isbn
9780231513111
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Lccn
2008005693
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)196300199

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