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Performance anxieties - Re-producing masculinity

£150.00

Product description

A lively, often amusing account of how men learn to perform like "real men" - and what happens when they don't. The author examines a range of texts and genre, TV commercials, popular film and novels, Shakespeare and pornography to uncover gaps in their representation of men, masculinities and/or male sexualities, and to expose areas of contradiction and anxiety for men, areas which the texts are often at pains to ignore or silence. Drawing on several theories and analytical approaches, the author de-constructs masculinity and raises questions about the ways in which men negotiate the ruptures and confusions in the social construction of masculinity. Aimed at the non-specialist readership, he provides a witty model for the analysis of cultural texts, especially in terms of gender.

Condition: minor signs of wear to the covers, right hand bottom corner creased, corners bumped. Interior is crisp and clean with a strong binding.

Item details

Author(s):
Buchbinder, David
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
8vo
Edition:
1998 1st
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
186448425
ISBN-13:
9781864484250
Number of pages:
210
Publisher:
Allen & Erwin
Title:
Performance anxiety - Re-producing masculinity

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A lively, often amusing account of how men learn to perform like "real men" - and what happens when they don't. The author examines a range of texts and genre, TV commercials, popular film and novels, Shakespeare and pornography to uncover gaps in their representation of men, masculinities and/or male sexualities, and to expose areas of contradiction and anxiety for men, areas which the texts are often at pains to ignore or silence. Drawing on several theories and analytical approaches, the author de-constructs masculinity and raises questions about the ways in which men negotiate the ruptures and confusions in the social construction of masculinity. Aimed at the non-specialist readership, he provides a witty model for the analysis of cultural texts, especially in terms of gender.

Condition: minor signs of wear to the covers, right hand bottom corner creased, corners bumped. Interior is crisp and clean with a strong binding.

Author(s):
Buchbinder, David
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
8vo
Edition:
1998 1st
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
186448425
ISBN-13:
9781864484250
Number of pages:
210
Publisher:
Allen & Erwin
Title:
Performance anxiety - Re-producing masculinity

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