Manhood in the Making: Cultural Concepts of Masculinity
In this cross-cultural study of manhood as an achieved status, the author finds that a culturally sanctioned stress on manliness - on toughness and aggressiveness, stoicism and sexuality - is almost universal, and deeply ingrained in the consciousness of men who otherwise have little in common.
Paperback, 272 pages
Published July 24th 1991 by Yale University Press
(first published 1990)
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I found this book to be extremely fascinating. I am not an anthropologist or even a psychologist, but the cultural examples in this book were extremely interesting. It gives examples of what is considered "manhood" in different advanced and "primitive" societies around the globe. It's an intriguing read that I highly recommend.