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Palgrave Studies in Language, Gender and Sexuality

Queering Masculinities in Language and Culture

Editors: Baker, Paul, Balirano, Giuseppe (Eds.)

  • Examines the manner in which masculinities intersect with queer identities and practices
  • Promotes a range of integrated approaches and addresses issues concerning gender in linguistic, literary, social and cultural contexts
  • Brings together a diverse range of interdisciplinary research from international scholars
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About this book

How do we learn what it means to be a man? And how do we learn to question what it means to be a man? This collection comprises a set of original interdisciplinary chapters on the linguistic and cultural representations of queer masculinities in a range of new and older media: television, film, online forums, news reporting, advertising and fiction. This innovative work examines new and emerging forms of gender hybridisation in relation to complex socialisation and immigration contexts including the role of EU institutions in ascertaining asylum seekers’ sexual orientation, and the European laws on gender policy. The book employs numerous analytical approaches including critical discourse analysis, corpus linguistics, multimodal analysis, literary criticism and anthropological and social research. The authors show how such texts can disrupt, question or complicate traditional notions of what it means to be a man, queering the idea that men possess fixed identities or desires, instead arguing that masculinity is constantly changing and negotiated through the cultural and political overlapping contexts in which it is regularly produced. These nuanced analyses will bring fresh insights for students and scholars of gender, masculinity and queer studies, linguistics, anthropology and semiotics.


About the authors

Paul Baker is Professor of English Language at Lancaster University, UK. His books include Using Corpora to Analyse Gender (2014), Sexed Texts: Language, Gender and Sexuality (2008), Using Corpora in Discourse Analysis (2006), Public Discourses of Gay Men (2005) and Polari: The Lost Language of Gay Men (2002).
Giuseppe Balirano is Associate Professor in English Linguistics and Translation at the University of Naples “L’Orientale”, Italy. His publications include: Humosexually Speaking: Laughter and the Intersections of Gender (2016, co-edited with Delia Chiaro); Languaging Diversity (with Nisco M.C., 2015); and Masculinity and Representation (2014).

Reviews

“Exploring the interface of queer studies with the fields of linguistics, anthropology, semiotics, critical discourse analysis, literary and film studies, the articles in this collection draw a multi-faceted picture of the discursive construction and representation of queer masculinities in a range of text genres and contexts. They engage in fascinating analyses of various aspects of queer masculinities, including issues such as consumer culture, representation in TV series, films, literature and art, intersectionality with trans and racial identities, homophobic discourse and subordination through hegemonic masculinity.” (Heiko Motschenbacher, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, Bergen)

“By exploring the entire gamut of the representation of masculinity in both old and new media and across a wide range of disciplines, Baker and Balirano get readers really thinking about what it means to be a man in today’s liquid society. Guaranteed to raise awareness about the diverse ways of being and performing masculinity, the book provides a novel contribution to an exciting new field opening up new avenues for other researchers.” (Delia Chiaro, Professor of English Linguistics and Translation, University of Bologna, Italy, and President of the International Society of Humor Studies)

Buy this book

eBook 74,96 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-349-95327-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 93,59 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-349-95326-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Queering Masculinities in Language and Culture
Editors
  • Paul Baker
  • Giuseppe Balirano
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Language, Gender and Sexuality
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-349-95327-1
DOI
10.1057/978-1-349-95327-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-349-95326-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 291
Number of Illustrations and Tables
23 b/w illustrations, 6 illustrations in colour
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