Angry White Men

American Masculinity at the End of an Era

352 pages

English language

Published Feb. 15, 2017 by PublicAffairs.

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4 stars (1 review)

One of the headlines 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 four years later, when Donald Trump was announced the winner, it became clear that the white American male voter is alive and well and angry as hell. 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 - from white supremacists to men's rights activists to young students. In Angry White Men, he presents a comprehensive diagnosis of their fears, anxieties, and rage.

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 …

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Too long, but is objective about things people often dismiss

4 stars

This book is about the kind of person who thinks white men are actually the most discriminated class. It's way too long and it spends a lot of time repeating itself. The problem is, it also has lots great insights into issues that I've never seen anyone else try to tackle objectively. It's good, just repetitive. Oh, and the introduction weirdly claims the march of progress is inevitable.


  • Men, attitudes
  • Whites
  • Equality
  • Masculinity
  • Civil rights, united states