Manhood in the Making
Cultural Concepts of Masculinity
Professor David D. Gilmore
Explore the meaning of manhood across cultures in this cross-cultural survey that delves into the societal pressures of toughness, aggression, and sexuality. Anthropologist David D. Gilmore takes readers on a provocative and rewarding journey, examining how being a man is a culturally achieved status ingrained in various groups of people, from hunters and fishermen to poets and peasants.
First Published in 1990