The man they wanted me to be : toxic masculinity and a crisis of our own making
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Berkeley, California : Counterpoint, 2019.
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Book
Edition
First hardcover edition.
Physical Desc
254 pages ; 24 cm
Language
English
ISBN
9781640091818, 1640091815

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Includes bibliographical references.
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"Based on his provocative and popular New York Times op-ed, The Man They Wanted Me to Be is both memoir and cultural analysis. Jared Yates Sexton alternates between an examination of his working class upbringing and historical, psychological, and sociological sources that examine the genesis of toxic masculinity and its consequences for society. As progressivism changes American society, and globalism shifts labor away from traditional manufacturing, the roles that have been prescribed to men since the Industrial Revolution have been rendered as obsolete. Donald Trump's campaign successfully leveraged male resentment and entitlement, and now, with Trump as president and the rise of the #MeToo movement, it's clearer than ever what a problem performative masculinity is. Deeply personal and thoroughly researched, The Man They Wanted Me to Be examines how we teach boys what's expected of men in America, and the long term effects of that socialization--which include depression, suicide, misogyny, and, ultimately, shorter lives. Sexton turns his keen eye to the establishment of the racist patriarchal structure which has favored white men, and investigates the personal and societal dangers of such outdated definitions of manhood"--,Provided by publisher.

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Sexton, J. (2019). The man they wanted me to be: toxic masculinity and a crisis of our own making (First hardcover edition.). Counterpoint.

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Sexton, Jared. 2019. The Man They Wanted Me to Be: Toxic Masculinity and a Crisis of Our Own Making. Berkeley, California: Counterpoint.

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Sexton, Jared. The Man They Wanted Me to Be: Toxic Masculinity and a Crisis of Our Own Making Berkeley, California: Counterpoint, 2019.

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Sexton, Jared. The Man They Wanted Me to Be: Toxic Masculinity and a Crisis of Our Own Making First hardcover edition., Counterpoint, 2019.

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