Sexual violence and American manhood (Book, 2002) []
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Sexual violence and American manhood

Sexual violence and American manhood

Author: T Walter Herbert
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press, 2002.
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Taking up topics as diverse as the work of FBI profilers, the pornography debates, feminist analyses of male supremacy as sexual abuse, the ritual meanings of fraternity gang rape, and the interplay of racial and sexual injustice, T. Walter Herbert illuminates the chronic masculine anxieties that seek compensation in fantasies of sexual coercion and in sexual offenses against women. His work offers a clear view of  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Herbert, T. Walter (Thomas Walter), 1938-
Sexual violence and American manhood.
Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press, 2002
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: T Walter Herbert
ISBN: 0674009177 9780674009172
OCLC Number: 50091682
Awards: Nominated for Harry Levin Prize 2003
Nominated for John G. Cawelti Award 2003
Nominated for J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize 2003
Nominated for Carr P. Collins Award 2003
Nominated for Society for the Study of Social Problems C. Wright Mills Award 2002
Nominated for Jacques Barzun Prize 2002
Nominated for Francis Parkman Prize 2003
Nominated for James Russell Lowell Prize 2002
Description: 255 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Prologue --
Frontiers of masculinity --
Rape as an activity of the imagination --
Becoming a natural man --
Pornographic manhood --
Investigations behind the veil --
Rape as redemption --
Democratic masculinities --
Responsibility: T. Walter Herbert.
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In materials as diverse as Hannah Foster's post-Revolutionary War novel The Coquette and the Coen brothers' 1996 movie Fargo, this book taps into popular culture and high art alike to outline the  Read more...


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Herbert demonstrates the centrality of violence to the developing culture of democratic manhood. The book's power comes in the lean simplicity and directness of its argument, and its framing personal Read more...

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