Angry White Men

  • by Michael Kimmel
  • Narrated by Aaron Williamson
  • 12 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

One of the enduring legacies 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, after Obama was announced the winner, a distressed Bill O'Reilly lamented that he didn't live in "a traditional America anymore". He was joined by others who bellowed their grief on the talk radio airwaves, the traditional redoubt of angry white men. Why were they so angry?
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 in pursuit of an answer. 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 has left many men feeling betrayed and bewildered.
Raised to expect unparalleled social and economic privilege, white men are suffering today from what Kimmel calls "aggrieved entitlement": a sense that those benefits that white men believed were their due have been snatched away from them.


What the Critics Say

"Kimmel's writing is open and engaging, reminiscent of a conversation with friends in a bar...Another worthwhile examination of important issues affecting men and, by extension, everyone else, from an author known for his insight into the subject." (Kirkus)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Bloviation with largely anecdotal substantiation

My subject line says it all. The author presents this work as unbiased ... that is anything but the truth.
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- John Mortimer

it's mostly wrong, and i'm not angry, either.

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Sure, why not?
His premises are wrong
Here am I, subject to a quota for medical school in the 1970's
There is, by law, for a long time, equal rights
But it's skewed, and has been a long time
The real frustration is the continued lying by the government, matter not who is in charge
jobs are lost, not replaced
Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck are no more off the wall than Rachel Maddow
they are all off the wall!!!

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

It is excellent at handling violence, both domestic and workplace
Good insights

Which character – as performed by Aaron Williamson – was your favorite?

Captain Kangaroo

Did Angry White Men inspire you to do anything?

made me think about violence, almost never te best way to solve anything

Any additional comments?

it's a 3. A three is ok once,

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- Ira S. Saposnik

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-23-2017
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio