Masculinity in Contemporary New York Fiction (Routledge by Peter Ferry

By Peter Ferry

Masculinity in modern long island Fiction is an interdisciplinary research that offers masculinity as a key thematic predicament in modern big apple fiction. This examine argues that ny authors don't easily depict masculinity as a social and ancient development yet search to problem the archetypal beliefs of masculinity by means of writing counter-hegemonic narratives.



Gendering canonical big apple writers, specifically Paul Auster, Bret Easton Ellis, and Don DeLillo, illustrates how explorations of masculinity are tied into the vital topics that experience outlined the yank novel from its very starting. the topics that function during this research contain the position of the unconventional in American society; the person and (urban) society; the adventure from innocence to know-how (of masculinity); the archetypal photo of the absent and/or patriarchal father; the influence of homosocial relatives at the daily functionality of masculinity; male sexuality; and the male person and globalization.



What connects those modern ny writers is their employment of the only of the good figures within the heritage of literature: the flâneur. those authors take the flâneur from the shadows of the new york streets and raise this determine to the position of self-reflexive agent of male subjectivity by which they write counter-hegemonic narratives of masculinity. This e-book is an important reference for people with an curiosity in gender experiences and modern American fiction.

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Cohabitation Nation: Gender, Class, and the Remaking of by Sharon, Ms. Sassler,Amanda Miller

By Sharon, Ms. Sassler,Amanda Miller

“We have a good time and we take pleasure in every one other’s corporation, so why shouldn’t we simply circulation in together?”—Lauren, from Cohabitation Nation
 
residing jointly is a standard romantic ceremony of passage within the usa today. In truth, census facts indicates a 37 percentage raise in who decide to decide to and reside with each other, forgoing marriage. And but we all know little or no approximately this new “normal” in romantic existence. while do humans choose to flow in jointly, why do they achieve this, and what occurs to them over time?

Drawing on in-depth interviews, Sharon Sassler and Amanda Jayne Miller supply an within view of how cohabiting relationships play out ahead of and after movement in jointly, utilizing undefined’ tales to discover the he said/she stated of romantic dynamics. Delving into hot-button matters, equivalent to house responsibilities, contraception, funds, and expectancies for the long run, Sassler and Miller bring fabulous insights in regards to the impression of sophistication and schooling on how relationships spread. Showcasing the phrases, suggestions, and conflicts of the themselves, Cohabitation Nation offers a riveting and infrequently counterintuitive examine the way in which we are living now.

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Poker: The Parody of Capitalism by Ole Bjerg

By Ole Bjerg

Poker is a rare around the globe phenomenon with significant social, cultural, and political implications, and Poker: The Parody of Capitalism investigates the sport of poker as a cultural expression of value no longer not like paintings, literature, movie, or song. Tracing the heritage of poker and evaluating the evolution of the sport to the improvement of capitalism, Ole Bjerg complicates widely used notions of “casino capitalism” and correspondingly facile and simplistic comparisons of past due capitalism and poker. through applying Slavoj Žižek’s threefold contrast among imaginary-symbolic-real as a philosophical framework to research poker and to appreciate the elemental innovations of the sport, Bjerg explores the structural features of poker relating to different video games, creating a transparent contrast among poker and different playing video games of natural probability corresponding to roulette and craps. With its blend of social conception and empirical study, Poker deals an interesting exploration of a cultural trend.

"Poker is a theoretically refined, hugely unique and cutting edge remedy of a modern social phenomenon, and contributes tremendously to our figuring out of the character of up to date capitalism."

—Charles Livingstone, Monash collage Australia

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Frauenboxen in Deutschland: Karrieremöglichkeiten in einem by Heidi Hartmann

By Heidi Hartmann

"Frauen machen heute alles … es ist einfach nicht aufzuhalten, dass sie auch boxen." (Hans-Joachim Rauschenbach)
Während erfolgreiche männliche Boxer als aktiv, stark, aggressiv und ehrgeizig gelten, werden Frauen mit diesen Eigenschaften häufig als "unweiblich" wahrgenommen. Boxerinnen verstoßen gegen gängige Frauenbilder und müssen in der Vermarktung ihrer sportlichen Leistung verschiedenste Hürden nehmen.
Die Profiboxerin und Weltmeisterin Heidi Hartmann analysiert, unter welchen historisch-gesellschaftlichen Bedingungen sich Frauenboxen im Deutschland des späten 20. Jahrhunderts entwickeln konnte und used to be der Eintritt in diesen von männlichen Handlungsmustern, Werten und Idealen geprägten activity für Frauen bedeutet. Sie untersucht Wechselbeziehungen von Akteurinnen, Akteuren und Feldbedingungen und ermittelt sowohl Möglichkeiten als auch Grenzen einer Karriere.

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The Island Race: Englishness, Empire and Gender in the by Kathleen Wilson

By Kathleen Wilson

Rooted in a interval of energetic exploration and colonialism, The Island Race: Englishness, empire and gender within the eighteenth century is an leading edge learn of the problems of country, gender and identification. Wilson bases her research on quite a lot of case reports drawn either from Britain and around the Atlantic and Pacific worlds.


Creating a colorful and unique colonial panorama, she considers themes such as:


* sodomy
* theatre
* masculinity
* the symbolism of Britannia
* the position of ladies in war.


Wilson indicates the far-reaching implications that colonial energy and enlargement had upon the English people's feel of self, and argues that the vaunted singularity of English tradition used to be in reality constituted by way of the our bodies, practices and exchanges of peoples around the globe. Theoretically rigorous and hugely readable, The Island Race turns into a seminal textual content for figuring out the urgent concerns that it confronts.

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Too Much Too Young: Popular Music Age and Gender by Sheila Whiteley

By Sheila Whiteley

Too a lot Too Young investigates how age and gender have formed the careers and photographs of father track stars, interpreting the function of teenybopper and youthfulness in pop song via a sequence of themed case experiences.


Whiteley starts off by way of investigating the exploitation of kid stars equivalent to Brenda Lee and Michael Jackson, delivering a psychoanalytic examining of the connection among baby megastar and oppressive supervisor, and appears on the present glut of boy- and lady- bands and stars within the mould of Britney Spears to envision the ongoing deadly appeal of stardom for children.


Whiteley then considers the famous person photos of girl singer-songwriters Kate Bush, Tori Amos, and Bjork, whose 'little lady' voices and characterization by way of the media indicates a girlish feminitity that's usually at odds with the intentions in their musical output. She then strikes directly to discover the rock/pop divide because it impacts a twin of male performers, contemplating why male stars frequently fall into the class of 'wild boys' resembling Kurt Cobain or Jim Morrison, or 'nice boys', like Cliff Richard, The Monkees, and Wham!


Whiteley ends by means of asking what occurs to stars who set rather a lot shop by means of manipulations of youthfulness after they start to age, and issues to stars like Robbie Williams, Kylie Minogue and Cher to illustrate that it truly is attainable to accomplish iconic pop prestige even with out death young.

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Generation, Geschlecht und Wohlfahrtsstaat: by Tina Schmid

By Tina Schmid

Praktische Hilfe, Enkelbetreuung und Pflege in der Familie wurden traditionell von Frauen erbracht – aber helfen Frauen ihren erwachsenen Kindern und pflegebedürftigen Eltern heute noch häufiger und zeitintensiver als Männer? Tina Schmid untersucht für vierzehn europäische Länder auf der Grundlage des „Survey of health and wellbeing, growing older and Retriement in Europe" folgende Fragen: Gibt es Geschlechterunterschiede in der Verbreitung, Intensität oder paintings der geleisteten Unterstützung zwischen erwachsenen Familiengenerationen? Wie beeinflussen individuelle und familiale Faktoren diese Geschlechterunterschiede? Welche Rollen spielen kulturelle Normen und wohlfahrtsstaatliche Institutionen? Die Autorin präsentiert sowohl wertvolle vergleichende Befunde als auch substanzielle Einsichten in die Besonderheiten der jeweiligen (Wohlfahrts-)Staaten.

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