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Description - Men in the Middle by James Gilbert

Drawing 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 Details

ISBN: 9780226293240
ISBN-10: 0226293246
Format: Hardback
(235mm x 160mm x mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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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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