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XY : On Masculine Identity - Elisabeth Badinter


On Masculine Identity

By: Elisabeth Badinter, Lydia Davis (Translator)

Paperback Published: 11th March 1997
ISBN: 9780231084352
Number Of Pages: 274
For Ages: 22+ years old

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Examining changing role models for masculine identity--from cowboy in the 1950s to Terminator in the 1990s, from flesh-and-blood man to machine--this book suggests that men need new role models and that sufficient room needs to be left for the expression of male vulnerability, a psychic space that would accept attitudes and behaviors traditionally labeled as "feminine." This new model, Badinter argues, may reduce the profound effects of homophobia and misogyny.

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"Examines masculinity from a historical and psychological perspective, lingering on how society's and men's attitudes toward homosexuality have changed over the years... The subject... is well researched and skillfully presented." -- New York Times Book Review

Preface to the American Edition
Prologue: The Enigma of Masculinity - the Big Xp. 1
Constructing a Male (Y): Masculine Identity
Y; or, Sexual Dualismp. 35
Masculine Differentiationp. 43
"It is Man Who Engenders Man"p. 67
Identity and Sexual Orientationp. 97
Being a Man (XY): Healing the Sick Man
The Mutilated Manp. 127
The Reconciled Manp. 161
Notesp. 187
Bibliographyp. 243
General Bibliography (Selected Novels)p. 249
Index of Names Citedp. 271
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780231084352
ISBN-10: 0231084358
Series: European Perspectives: A Social Thought and Cultural Criticism
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 274
Published: 11th March 1997
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.58 x 14.58  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.36