By Mark E. Kann
What function did manhood play in early American Politics? In A Republic of Men, Mark E. Kann argues that the yank founders aspired to create a "republic of guys" yet feared that "disorderly males" threatened its start, healthiness, and sturdiness. Kann demonstrates how hegemonic norms of manhood–exemplified through "the relations Man," for instance--were deployed as a way of stigmatizing unworthy males, lucrative accountable males with citizenship, and empowering unheard of males with positions of management and authority, whereas aside from ladies from public life.
Kann means that the founders devoted themselves in concept to the democratic proposition that each one males have been created unfastened and equivalent and will now not be ruled with no their very own consent, yet that they on no account believed that "all males" should be depended on with equivalent liberty, equivalent citizenship, or equivalent authority. The founders built a "grammar of manhood" to deal with a few tricky questions on public order. have been America's disorderly males certified for citizenship? have been they prone to realize manly leaders, consent to their authority, and defer to their knowledge? A Republic of Men compellingly analyzes the ways that the founders used a rhetoric of manhood to stabilize American politics.
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A Republic of Men: The American Founders, Gendered Language, and Patriarchal Politics by Mark E. Kann