It is, after all, called "manliness
," not "personliness." His solution is to be politically correct, that is, gender-neutral, in public to uphold the modern sense of equal justice while realistically maintaining the attitude of "Vive la difference!" in private.
When Dickens turned his eves to violence in the middle class, as Surridge argues in her chapter on Doinhey and Son, he linked manliness
to personal and sexual self control.
Still, even the woman's movement itself has claimed that women needed to be heard to offset the self-importance, assertiveness, abstract rationality and outright aggressiveness characteristic of "manliness
." Women, in psychology professor Carol Gilligan's influential formulation, speak "in a different voice," are more cooperative, contextual, relational.
A Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus for the literati, Manliness
ranges from Aristotle to Nietzsche to Simone de Beauvoir, but Mansfield's message is fairly simple: Men--the manly kind, at least--are by nature strong, dominant, aggressive, self-confident risk takers.
These are the questions raised in Manliness
, the bold and politically incorrect new book by Harvey Mansfield, a professor of Government at Harvard University, and the author of important works on Burke, Machiavelli, and Tocqueville.
An as yet unpublished book - Alphabet of Manliness
by Maddox - has taken the top slot on Amazon's bestseller list after the writer sent an e-mail out to fans.
IN A FOOTNOTE, HARVEY MANSFIELD admits that the seminal insight of his new book, Manliness
, came from his wife, Delba Winthrop, and her astute understanding of Aristotle.
By examining the team's positive portrayal in the popular press at the time, Eyford shows how the victory of the Falcons at the Olympics was not just about winning, but also demonstrated the capacity of sport and war to assimilate immigrant groups from a 'certain stock' into the ideal of Canadian manliness
in the twentieth century.
Men of Blood: Violence, Manliness
and Criminal Justice in Victorian England, by Martin J.
and Its Discontents: The Black Middle Class and the Transformation of Masculinity 1900-1930 by Martin Summers University of North Carolina Press, April 2004, $21.95, ISBN 0-807-85519-7
The mixed meaning of Baselitz's wooden figures--they are at once tragic and pedestrian--is visible on the surface of their bodies: The horrific slashes on the surface, which oddly evoke the dueling scars that once served as proof of German manliness
, send one meaning, while the delightful blue and pink tints communicate another.
Vir: Perceptions of Manliness
in Andalucia and Mexico 1561-1699.