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Houdini, Tarzan, and the Perfect Man The White Male Body and the Challenge of Modernity in America by John F. Kasson

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Published by Hill and Wang .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • History,
  • Popular Culture - General,
  • Sociology,
  • History: American,
  • Men"s Studies - Masculinity,
  • United States - 19th Century,
  • History / United States / 19th Century

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages288
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7974476M
ISBN 100809055473
ISBN 109780809055470

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Houdini, Tarzan, and the Perfect Man: The White Male Body and the Challenge of Modernity in America - Kindle edition by Kasson, John F.. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets/5(13). Praise for Houdini, Tarzan, and the Perfect Man This is a page-turner of a book, with a surprise worth knowing on every beautifully written page.” — Linda K. Kerber, University of Iowa -Cited by:   Houdini, Tarzan, and the Perfect Man, like much of Kasson's work, makes an important scholarly contribution and has great potential for classroom use. He engages an important subject about which most readers know something and peels back layer upon layer of meaning to reveal a complex social world of individuals, dreams, anxieties, and action."5/5(1).   His focus is on escape artist Harry Houdini, Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan character, and vaudeville star and bodybuilder Eugen Sandow, who was billed as the "perfect man." The text is accompanied by black and white photographs.2/5(2).

Houdini, Tarzan, and the perfect man: the White male body and the challenge of modernity in America User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict Here is . Houdini, Tarzan, and the Perfect Man: The White Male Body and the Challenge of Modernity in America (Paperback) John F Kasson Published by Hill & Wang, United States ()/5(). Houdini, Tarzan, and the Perfect Man: The White Male Body and the Challenge of Modernity in America John F. Kasson Houdini, Tarzan, and the Perfect Man considers the surprisingly complex evolution in representations of the white male body in late-nineteenth-century America, during years of rapid social transformation.   In Houdini, Tarzan, and the Perfect Man, John Kasson argues that “manliness” is always under construction, but manliness at the turn of the century was particularly so. In response to the emergence of corporate capitalism, the changing nature of work, urbanization, and the New Woman, three men, Eugen Sandow, Houdini, and Tarzan, helped create something called the “Revitalized Man.”.

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