Manhood in the Making: Cultural Concepts of Masculinity

David D. Gilmore, Author Yale University Press $21 (272p) ISBN 978-0-300-05076-9
Spanish Andalusians require that ``real men'' produce offspring, and New Guineans value warriors; however, in India and China, cooperation softens sexist gender roles. ``In a provocative, rewarding cross-cultural survey, Gilmore concludes that men are not so innately different from women: it takes culturally enforced norms of manhood to prod males into assertiveness,'' said PW. (Nov.)
Reviewed on: 07/22/1991
Release date: 07/01/1991
Hardcover - 258 pages - 978-0-300-04646-5
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