Men in the Middle
Searching for Masculinity in the 1950s 2nd
By (author) James Gilbert
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Men in the Middle by James Gilbert
Book DescriptionDrawing on the biographies of men who explored manhood either in their writings or in their public personas, Gilbert examines the stories of several of the most important figures of the day - revivalist Billy Graham, playwright Tennessee Williams, sociologist David Riesman, sex researcher Alfred Kinsey, Playboy literary editor Auguste Comte Spectorsky, and TV-sitcom dad Ozzie Nelson - and allows us to see beyond the inherited stereotypes of the time. Each of these stories, in Gilbert's hands, adds crucial dimensions to our understanding of masculinity the 1950s. No longer will this era be seen solely in terms of the conformist man in the gray flannel suit or the Marlboro Man.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780226293240
(235mm x 160mm x 24mm)
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 5-Jul-2005
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author James Gilbert
Whose Fair?, Hardback (January 2010)
The 1904 Saint Louis World's Fair was a major event in early twentieth-century America. This title asks: what can we learn about the lived experience of fairgoers when we compare historical accounts, individual and collective memories, and artifacts from the event? It paints a lively picture of how fairgoers spent their time.
Rethinking Cold War Culture, Paperback (February 2001)View all books by James Gilbert
This work questions many assumptions about the culture of post-war America. Illuminating the origins and development of the threads that constituted American culture during the Cold War, the contributors challenge the existence of a monolithic culture during the 1950s and thereafter.
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Author Biography - James Gilbert
James Gilbert is professor of history at the University of Maryland. He is the author of nine books, including Perfect Cities and Redeeming Culture, both published by the University of Chicago Press.
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