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The Manhood Puzzle

(cross-culturally), there is a constantly recurring notion that real manhood is different from simple anatomical maleness, that it is not a natural condition that come about spontaneously through biological maturation but rather is a precarious or artificial state that boys must win against powerful odds.


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Manhood in the making: cultural concepts of masculinity
By David D. Gilmore
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womanhood develops naturally, needing no cultural intervention, its predestined arrival at menarche commemorated rather than force by ritual.
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the founder of boy scouts
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both Freud and Jung accepted mixture of masculinity and femininity within each human psyche. …Jung to his credit admitted the existence of animus and anima to degrees in all people; bisexuality was in fact one of the bedrocks of Freud’s psychological reasoning.

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This entry was posted on May 21, 2011 by in 【Performing Gender Logs】.
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