Retiring Men: Manhood, Labor, and Growing Old in America, by Gregory Wood

By Gregory Wood

As lifestyles spans accelerated dramatically within the usa after 1900, and employers more and more demanded the rate and stamina of adlescent within the place of work, males struggled to maintain identities as staff, breadwinners, and patriarchs—the center beliefs of twentieth-century masculinity. Longer lifestyles threatened manhood as males faced age discrimination at paintings, essential retirement, and glued earning as recipients of Social protection and place of work pensions. They struggled to by some means maintain manliness in retirement, a brand new part of lifestyles supposedly outlined by means of the absence of work. paradoxically, retiring males pursued how you can remain “productive”: retirees created new day-by-day workouts of golfing and shuffleboard video games, tinkered with instruments in garages, attended social membership conferences, armed themselves for looking and fishing tours, and threw themselves into backyard paintings. Others searched for new jobs or enterprise ventures. in basic terms never-ending task may well aid to make sure that the “golden years” will be solid years for older males of the 20th century.

Show description

Read Online or Download Retiring Men: Manhood, Labor, and Growing Old in America, 1900-1960 PDF

Best gender studies books

I Will Wear No Chain!: A Social History of African American Males

This quantity lines the social heritage of African American males from the times of slavery to the current, targeting their achievements, their altering picture, and their function in American society. the writer areas the modern factor of Black men's disproportionate involvement with legal justice inside its social and old context, whereas interpreting the main major hobbies aiming to enhance the prestige of Blacks in our society.

Retiring Men: Manhood, Labor, and Growing Old in America, 1900-1960

As existence spans extended dramatically within the usa after 1900, and employers more and more demanded the rate and stamina of stripling within the office, males struggled to maintain identities as staff, breadwinners, and patriarchs—the middle beliefs of twentieth-century masculinity. Longer existence threatened manhood as males faced age discrimination at paintings, essential retirement, and glued earning as recipients of Social defense and place of work pensions.

Plane Queer: Labor, Sexuality, and AIDS in the History of Male Flight Attendants

During this bright new heritage, Phil Tiemeyer information the heritage of guys operating as flight attendants. starting with the founding of the occupation within the overdue Nineteen Twenties and carrying on with into the post-September eleven period, aircraft Queer examines the historical past of fellows who joined places of work mainly pointed out as female-oriented.

Gender and the Second World War: The Lessons of War (Gender and History)

Displaying how gender background contributes to present understandings of the second one international warfare, this ebook bargains aspect and context at the nationwide and transnational reports of fellows and ladies throughout the warfare. Following a normal creation, the essays shed new mild at the box and illustrate tools of operating with a variety of fundamental assets.

Extra info for Retiring Men: Manhood, Labor, and Growing Old in America, 1900-1960

Example text

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.44 of 5 – based on 7 votes