Disability and Masculinities

Corporeality, Pedagogy and the Critique of Otherness

Editors: Loeser, Cassandra, Crowley, Vicki, Pini, Barbara (Eds.)

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    • Provides an interdisciplinary understanding of how masculinity and disability intersect
    • Questions traditional representations of masculinity and disability in popular culture
    • Dispels the notion of 'otherness' as outdated in today's discourse on disability

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In recent years, attending to diversity in the cultivation of embodied identity has been given additional impetus as a result of intersectionality theory. Despite this, a key gap remains in terms of knowledge about masculinity and disability. This book addresses this lacuna through ten empirical chapters organised through the inter-related themes of corporeality, pedagogy and the critique of otherness. Each of the chapters positions the subject of masculinity and disability as a site of cultural pedagogy by affirming different ways of knowing of masculinity beyond dominant ideologies that normalise a particular masculine body and relegate disabled masculinities to the position of abnormal ‘Other’.

Part One focuses on pedagogy. Through the materialities of ‘medicalized colonialism’, imprimaturs of ‘relational genealogies’, ‘compounding differences’ and an analytical exposition of some of the neo-colonial conditions of the Global South within spatially-considered places of the Global North,  Chapter 1 examines the denial of human rights to the Indigenous Anishinaabe community of Shoal Lake 40 in Canada. Chapter 1 theorises masculine corporeality in terms that take seriously First Nations', national and transnational body politics seriously.  Chapter 2 examines the ways that movement and affect serve as a form of pedagogy for boys with autism spectrum in schools.

Part Two’s focus on corporeality includes an examination of the nexus of disability and diagnosis in the context of transgender men’s experiences of mental health, and a discussion of the ways that intersex individuals who identify as men and have experienced ‘genital normalising surgery’ actively negotiate pluralised masculinities. The focus on media in Part Three encompasses a study of the mis-interpellation of the disabled male subject in Australian male literature, research on the discursive strategies utilised in media representations of disabled veterans in Turkey, and an analysis of the political implications of depictions of masculinity, disability and sexualities in a variety television program. Part Four’s theme of self-stylisation takes up the questions of men’s reconstructions of masculinity in light of Lyme Disease, the potential pleasures of heterosexuality for young men with a hearing disability in the realm of Australian-Rules Football, and the diverse ways that disabled men negotiate patriarchal masculinity in intimate relationships.

About the authors

Dr Cassandra Loeser is a Lecturer in Research Education at the University of South Australia and Director of the Research Centre for Gender Studies in the Hawke Research Institute, Australia. 
Dr Vicki Crowley is an adjunct Senior Lecturer in communication, cultural studies and gender studies at the University of South Australia, Australia. She is also an independent creative producer, writer and editor.
Barbara Pini is a Professor in the School of Humanities, Languages and Social Sciences at Griffith University Brisbane, Australia. 

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • ‘O Canada’ or ‘Freedom Road’?: Shoal Lake 40’s Mirror on Global Northern Disability Studies and Public Pedagogies

    Roman, Leslie G. (et al.)

    Pages 3-43

  • A Pedagogy of Movement and Affect: A Young Man with Autism Spectrum and Intersubjective Possibilities

    Reddington, Sarah

    Pages 45-63

  • The Disability and Diagnosis Nexus: Transgender Men Navigating Mental Health Care Services

    Riggs, Damien W. (et al.)

    Pages 67-84

  • Intersex Men, Masculinities and ‘Disabled’ Penises

    Kerry, Stephen

    Pages 85-101

  • More Than Puddles: Disability and Masculinity in Alan Marshall’s I Can Jump Puddles

    Holdsworth, Dylan

    Pages 105-123

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Disability and Masculinities
Book Subtitle
Corporeality, Pedagogy and the Critique of Otherness
Editors
  • Cassandra Loeser
  • Vicki Crowley
  • Barbara Pini
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-53477-4
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-53477-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-53476-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-71008-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
LXXIV, 247
Number of Illustrations
9 illustrations in colour
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