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Angry White Men Audiobook

Angry White Men: American Masculinity at the End of an Era

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Publisher's Summary

One of the enduring legacies of the 2012 Presidential campaign was the demise of the white American male voter as a dominant force in the political landscape. On election night, after Obama was announced the winner, a distressed Bill O'Reilly lamented that he didn't live in "a traditional America anymore". He was joined by others who bellowed their grief on the talk radio airwaves, the traditional redoubt of angry white men. Why were they so angry?

Sociologist Michael Kimmel, one of the leading writers on men and masculinity in the world today, has spent hundreds of hours in the company of America's angry white men in pursuit of an answer. Kimmel locates this increase in anger in the seismic economic, social, and political shifts that have so transformed the American landscape. Downward mobility, increased racial and gender equality, and a tenacious clinging to an anachronistic ideology of masculinity has left many men feeling betrayed and bewildered.

Raised to expect unparalleled social and economic privilege, white men are suffering today from what Kimmel calls "aggrieved entitlement": a sense that those benefits that white men believed were their due have been snatched away from them.

©2013 Michael Kimmel (P)2017 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"Kimmel's writing is open and engaging, reminiscent of a conversation with friends in a bar...Another worthwhile examination of important issues affecting men and, by extension, everyone else, from an author known for his insight into the subject." (Kirkus)

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    Ira S. Saposnik Wisconsin 05-28-17
    Ira S. Saposnik Wisconsin 05-28-17 Member Since 2017

    First in War, First in Peace, Last in the National League Now why didn't I think of a photo holding my chin?!!!

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    "it's mostly wrong, and i'm not angry, either."
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Sure, why not?
    His premises are wrong
    Here am I, subject to a quota for medical school in the 1970's
    There is, by law, for a long time, equal rights
    But it's skewed, and has been a long time
    The real frustration is the continued lying by the government, matter not who is in charge
    jobs are lost, not replaced
    Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck are no more off the wall than Rachel Maddow
    they are all off the wall!!!



    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    It is excellent at handling violence, both domestic and workplace
    Good insights


    Which character – as performed by Aaron Williamson – was your favorite?

    Captain Kangaroo


    Did Angry White Men inspire you to do anything?

    made me think about violence, almost never te best way to solve anything


    Any additional comments?

    it's a 3. A three is ok once,

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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