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Global Masculinities

Contemporary Masculinities in the UK and the US

Between Bodies and Systems

Editors: Horlacher, Stefan, Floyd, Kevin (Eds.)

  • Breaks new ground in masculinity studies
  • Contains interdisciplinary, ethnographic, sociological and intermedial analyses
  • Explores the relations between different and divergent manifestations of masculinity
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About this book

This book is about ways to understand masculinity as systemic and corporeal, structural and performative all at once. It argues that the tension between an understanding of “masculinity” in the singular and “masculinities” in the plural poses a problem that can better be understood in relation to a concomitant tension: between systems on the one hand, and bodies on the other - between abstract structures such as patriarchy, kinship or even language, and the various concrete forms taken by gendered, individuated corporeality.
The contributions collected here investigate how masculinities become apparent, how they take shape and what systemic functions they have. What, they ask, are the relations between the abstract and corporeal, metaphorical and metonymic manifestations of masculinity? How are we to understand masculinity as a simultaneously systemic and corporeal, performative concept? 

About the authors

Stefan Horlacher is Chair of English Literature at TU Dresden, Germany. He is the author of two monographs and the editor or co-editor of 17 books. His latest publications are Configuring Masculinity in Theory and Literary Practice (2015); Männlichkeit. Ein interdisziplinäres Handbuch / Metzler Handbook on Masculinities and Masculinity Studies (2016), and Transgender and Intersex: Theoretical, Practical, and Artistic Perspectives (2016).
Kevin Floyd is Professor of English at Kent State University, USA, a recent recipient of Fulbright and Alexander von Humboldt grants, and the author of The Reification of Desire: Toward a Queer Marxism (2009; French translation 2013). His articles have appeared in journals including Social Text, Rethinking Marxism, Cultural Critique, Mediations, Science and Society, and Works and Days

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Contemporary Masculinities in the UK and the US: Between Bodies and Systems

    Floyd, Kevin (et al.)

    Pages 1-18

  • Modern-Day Mercenaries? Cowboys, Grey Men, and the Emotional Habitus

    Higate, Paul

    Pages 19-38

  • Rugged Individualists and Systemic Coups: Imagining Mercenary Masculinities in The Dogs of War (1974)

    Fox, Charity

    Pages 39-56

  • Privileged Crises in the Wake of 9/11: Universalizing Masculinity in Ian McEwan’s Saturday and Oliver Stone’s World Trade Center

    Haschemi Yekani, Elahe

    Pages 57-74

  • Does the Body Politic Have No Genitals? The Thick of It and the Phallic Nature of the Political Arena

    Schwanebeck, Wieland

    Pages 75-97

Buy this book

eBook £71.50
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-50820-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £89.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-50819-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Contemporary Masculinities in the UK and the US
Book Subtitle
Between Bodies and Systems
Editors
  • Stefan Horlacher
  • Kevin Floyd
Series Title
Global Masculinities
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-50820-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-50820-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-50819-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 243
Number of Illustrations and Tables
5 b/w illustrations
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