Wimp Factor by Stephen J. Ducat
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Wimp Factor
By Stephen J. Ducat

The Wimp Factor

Gender Gaps, Holy Wars

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Wimp Factor by Stephen J. Ducat

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In this landmark exploration of how male anxiety has come to define our political culture, Stephen J. Ducat shows the link between the desperate macho strutting of male politicians, the gender gap in voting behavior, and fundamentalist holy wars. He argues that a direct association exists between the magnitude of a man's femiphobia-that is, his terror of being perceived as feminine-and his tendency to embrace right-wing political opinions. From the strenuous efforts by handlers to counter George H. W. Bush's "wimp factor" to the swaggering arrogance that led to the moral and military quagmire in U.S.-occupied Iraq, anxious masculinity has been a discernible subtext in politics. Ducat shows how this anxiety has been an underlying force in public life throughout the history of Western culture, and also explores why and how certain political issues get gendered. Analyzing various aspects of popular culture and drawing on pioneering research on the gender gap, "The Wimp Factor" is a fascinating expose that will alter our understanding of contemporary politics.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780807043455
ISBN-10: 0807043451
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 140mm x 19mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Beacon Press
Publisher: Beacon Press
Publish Date: 7-Sep-2005
Country of Publication: United States


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