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Marked men : white masculinity in crisis

Author: Sally Robinson
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2000.
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White men still hold most of the political and economic cards in the United States; yet stories about wounded and traumatized men dominate popular culture. Why are white men jumping on the victim bandwagon? Examining novels by Philip Roth, John Updike, James Dickey, John Irving, and Pat Conroy and such films as Deliverance, Misery, and Dead Poets Society?as well as other writings, including The Closing of the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Robinson, Sally, 1959-
Marked men.
New York : Columbia University Press, ©2000
(DLC) 00025916
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sally Robinson
ISBN: 023150036X 9780231500364
OCLC Number: 51311723
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (x, 271 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Visibility, Crisis, and the Wounded White Male Body; Chapter 1. Marking Men, Embodying America: John Updike and the Reconstruction of Middle American Masculinity; The "Discovery" of Middle America and the Marking of White Masculinity; Rabbit Redux: Black Power, the Counterculture, and the Decentering of White Masculinity; Rabbit Is Rich: Feminism, the Third World, and the Screwing of White Masculinity; Coda: The Death of White Masculinity? Chapter 2. Pale Males, Dead Poets, and the Crisis In White Masculinity: Scenes from the Culture WarsSpectacles of (Dis)Embodiment; American Minds and American Bodies: Reproducing Elitism; Dead Poets and the Pathos of Wounded White Masculinity; Chapter 3. Traumas of Embodiment: White Male Authorship in Crisis; The "Myth of Male Inviolability": Somatic Disintegration in Philip Roth's My Life as a Man; Rapists, Feminists, and the World According to Garp: Inauthentic versus Authentic Traumas; "Exercising Editorial Authority Over His Body": The Crippling of Body and Text in Stephen King's Misery. Chapter 4. Masculinity as Emotional Constipation: Men's Liberation and the Wounds of Patriarchal PowerThe Hazards of Being Male; The Wisdom of the Penis; The Embarrassments of Emotional Incontinence; Chapter 5. Expression, Repression, and Male Hysteria: Marked Men and the Wounds of A Dammed Masculinity; Men's Liberation Redux: Sexuality, Evolution, and the Embodied Struggle Between Blockage and Release; Damned If They Do, Damned If They Don't: Deliverance and the Hysterical Male Body; Feminism and Masochism: The Prince of Tides and the Pleasures of Repression; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Sally Robinson.
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Marked Men: White Masculinity in Crisis is an intelligent, wide-ranging, clearly argued and thoroughly femnist book about the shifting meanings of dominant masculinity in American culture...Robinson Read more...

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