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The man they wanted me to be : toxic masculinity and a crisis of our own making / Jared Yates Sexton.

Sexton, Jared (author.).

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  • 12 of 13 copies available at NC Cardinal.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Spring Lake Library B SEXTON (Text) 31781066171164 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Statesville Main Library B SEXTON SEX (Text) 33114018052266 Adult Nonfiction Available -
West Regional Library B SEXTON (Text) 31781065333872 Adult Nonfiction Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 1640091815
  • ISBN: 9781640091818
  • Physical Description: 254 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: Berkeley, California : Counterpoint, 2019.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note: A hard, small cage -- My father's son -- A crisis of our own making.
Summary, etc.: "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racist patriarchal structure which has favored white men, and investigates the personal and societal dangers of such outdated definitions of manhood"--
Target Audience Note:
1270L Lexile
Subject: Sexton, Jared
Authors, American 21st century Biography
Journalists United States Biography
Men Socialization United States
Masculinity United States
Genre: Autobiographies.

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