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Gay Marriage and Liberal Constitutionalism: Two Mistakes

Robin West

in Debating Democracy's Discontent: Essays on American Politics, Law, and Public Philosophy

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294962
eISBN:
9780191598708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294964.003.0021
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This argument for gay marriage based on its seamless sameness with straight marriage and the “equality” and equal treatment that sameness demands, deprives us of the opportunity to not only argue for ... More


Making Your Own Music

David Manning

in Vaughan Williams on Music

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195182392
eISBN:
9780199851485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182392.003.0015
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Self-made music of the forefathers would mean that they probably could not read or write, certainly could not write down music, that they had nothing to guide them but their own intuition, no one to ... More


Disorder on the Court: Soft Men, Hard Women, and Steamy Tennis

Erik N. Jensen

in Body by Weimar: Athletes, Gender, and German Modernity

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195395648
eISBN:
9780199866564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395648.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History, European Modern History

Tennis players in the 1920s expressed an unabashed sexuality and visible pursuit of fine living that appeared liberating to many Germans after the years of wartime and postwar austerity. Male players ... More


The Working-Class Writer

Ilaria Serra

in The Value of Worthless Lives: Writing Italian American Immigrant Autobiographies

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226788
eISBN:
9780823235032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226788.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Most of the autobiographies reviewed in this chapter are characterized by how central work is to the immigrant's life. Often a person chose to migrate out of the desire to ... More


The Culture of Moral Responsibility

Bruce N. Waller

in The Stubborn System of Moral Responsibility

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262028165
eISBN:
9780262327404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028165.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Strong belief in moral responsibility – as found in neoliberal cultures – is closely associated with rugged individualism and the “self-made man.” It contributes to harsh and excessive punishment, ... More


The Making of the Self-Made Man, 1750–1850

David Kuchta

in The Three-Piece Suit and Modern Masculinity: England, 1550-1850

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520214934
eISBN:
9780520921399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520214934.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines how middle-class reformers reappropriated ideals of masculinity for their own political and economic ends. It focuses on how middle-class men came into existence as a social ... More


Education: Indian Success Stories

Teresa Platz Robinson

in Café Culture in Pune: Being Young and Middle Class in Urban India

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780198099437
eISBN:
9780199083008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198099437.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Chapters 5 and 6 illuminate two major life decisions which in the past were made by parents or elders: education and marriage. They were of major concern to young people who negotiate ways to ... More


Scout Character: Men’s Skills for Corporate-Industrial Work and Urban Society

Benjamin René Jordan

in Modern Manhood and the Boy Scouts of America: "Citizenship, Race, and the Environment, 1910-1930"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469627656
eISBN:
9781469627670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627656.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

Chapter 2 argues that American officials and their Scout Handbook significantly modified the original British program and its Scout Laws and Scout Oath. American leaders replaced British Scouting’s ... More


“The Latest Fad of These Silly Days”: Buffalo Bill in Darkest London

Monica Rico

in Nature's Noblemen: Transatlantic Masculinities and the Nineteenth-Century American West

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300136067
eISBN:
9780300196252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300136067.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter focuses on William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody and the running of his Wild West show at Earls' Court in 1882. In 1887, when Cody brought the Wild West show across the Atlantic for the first ... More


Black Masculinity Achieves Nothing without Restorative Care: An Intersectional Rearticulation of Frederick Douglass

Ange-Marie Hancock Alfaro

in A Political Companion to Frederick Douglass

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780813175621
eISBN:
9780813175652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813175621.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Drawing upon My Bondage and My Freedom and Narrative of the Life of Fredrick Douglass, this chapter explores Douglass’s efforts to build a community with his black male peers during slavery and ... More


Working on Men

Richard E. Ocejo

in Masters of Craft: Old Jobs in the New Urban Economy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691165493
eISBN:
9781400884865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691165493.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter demonstrates how manhood, or what it means to be a man, is in a state of crisis today. Men are always worried if they are acting as a man should, whether in their family, romantic, or ... More


Securing the Border as a Creative Site: Southern Masculinities and the Urge to Tell

Mary Weaks-Baxter

in Leaving the South: Border Crossing Narratives and the Remaking of Southern Identity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496819598
eISBN:
9781496819635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496819598.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter looks at the American success story of the self-made man and how it was reinterpreted in the context of 20th Century Southern masculinity. Focusing on novels by Wolfe, Ellison, Styron, ... More


Vada Pav and Zhunka Bhakar: The Shiv Sena's Electoral Expansion and the Economic Informalization of Mumbai

Julia M. Eckert

in The Charisma of Direct Action: Power, Politics, and the Shiv Sena

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195660449
eISBN:
9780199082001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195660449.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter evaluates the context of Mumbai in which the Shiv Sena emerged, and the relationship between socio-economic developments in the city and the rise of the party. The author explores the ... More


“Friends of Freedom”: Reformers, Self-Made Men, and the Moral Ecology of Freedom

Nicholas Buccola

in The Political Thought of Frederick Douglass: In Pursuit of American Liberty

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814787113
eISBN:
9780814725405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814787113.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines two ideal types central to Douglass's political philosophy—the Reformer and the Self-Made Man—in order to capture a sense of how he believed individuals ought to behave in order ... More


Self-Making Men

Michael Zakim

in Accounting for Capitalism: The World the Clerk Made

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226977973
eISBN:
9780226545899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226545899.003.0004
Subject:
History, Environmental History

If growing and making things no longer served as the foundation of a stable social order, what was the proper object of man’s prodigious powers of production? The response to this industrial-age ... More


The Global Lincoln

Richard Carwardine and Jay Sexton (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195379112
eISBN:
9780190254643
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195379112.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

More than any other American historical figure, Abraham Lincoln towers over the global landscape, a leader who spoke—and continues to speak—to people around the world. This book tells the unknown and ... More


Relational Autonomy and Independence

Marilyn Friedman

in Autonomy, Oppression, and Gender

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199969104
eISBN:
9780190225711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199969104.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter explores some of the ways feminist conceptions of autonomy can combine relational and individualistic aspects. Special attention is given to the relational account of autonomy in ... More


National Unity and Liberty: Lincoln’s Image and Reception in Germany, 1871–1989

Jörg Nagler

in The Global Lincoln

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195379112
eISBN:
9780190254643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195379112.003.0014
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter examines the image and reception of Abraham Lincoln in Germany during the period from 1871 to 1989. It analyzes German artists, politicians, intellectuals and labor leaders' perception ... More


The Global Lincoln

Richard Carwardine and Jay Sexton (eds)

in The Global Lincoln

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195379112
eISBN:
9780190254643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195379112.003.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter examines the global popularity of Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth U.S. president. It analyzes the routes that Lincoln's name and reputation traveled and what Lincoln's celebrity can tell ... More


Between Intimacy and Distance, a “Neutral Territory”: Sentimentalism, Writer’s Block, and Untouchable Masculinity in

Naomi Greyser

in On Sympathetic Grounds: Race, Gender, and Affective Geographies in Nineteenth-Century North America

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190460983
eISBN:
9780190461003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190460983.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter examines masculine individualism’s push–pull relationship with sympathy, beginning in The Scarlet Letter’s Custom-House. There, Hawthorne’s narrator sympathetically presses Hester ... More


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