Constructing Masculinity

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This anthology takes us beyond the status of masculinity itself, questioning society's and the media's normative concepts of the masculine, and considering the extent to which men and women can transcend these stereotypes and prescriptions.

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Overview

This anthology takes us beyond the status of masculinity itself, questioning society's and the media's normative concepts of the masculine, and considering the extent to which men and women can transcend these stereotypes and prescriptions.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415910538
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/20/1995
  • Series: Discussion in Contemporary Culture Series , #11
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.73 (d)

Meet the Author

Maurice Berger is Senior Fellow at the Vera List Center for Art and Politics at the New School for Social Research in New York. Simon Watson is the founding director of The Contemporary Art Institute of New York, sponsor of the annual SoHo Arts Festival. Brian Wallis is a cultural critic, living in New York. He has written extensively on contemporary art, and is the editor of numerous books, including Art After Modernism (1984), and Rock My Religion: Writing and Art Projects by Dan Graham (1994).

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Table of Contents

Note on the Series
Introduction 1
"Gosh, Boy George, You Must Be Awfully Secure in Your Masculinity!" 11
Melancholy Gender/Refused Identification 21
Social Construction Theory and Sexuality 37
The Aryan Boy Who Pissed on My Father's Head 49
Are You a Man or a Mouse? 57
Male Trouble 69
Eastwood Bound 77
Doing It for Daddy 98
Schopenhauer's Beard 107
Loving Men 115
How to Build a Man 127
Law-and-Order Science 135
Gene Wars 157
The Great White Dude 167
Damaged Men: Thoughts on Kafka's Body 176
The Race-Charged Relationship of Black Men and Black Women 193
Minority Men, Misery, and the Marketplace of Ideas 211
"Masculinity," "the Rule of Law," and Other Legal Fictions 221
Meditations on Masculinity 238
Masculinity, Sexism, and Censorship Law 250
What's a Straight White Man to Do? 267
The Decline of Patriarchy 284
Burdens of Representation, Burdens of Responsibility 291
Masculinity in Black Popular Culture: Could it Be that Political Correctness Is the Problem? 299
My Masculinity 307
Contributors 322
Bibliography 324
Photo Credits 331
Index 332
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