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    Back to the boys? Temptations of the good gender theorist

    Segal, Lynne (2001) Back to the boys? Temptations of the good gender theorist. Textual Practice 15 (2), pp. 231-250. ISSN 0950-236X.

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    Abstract

    Saturated with gloom, anxiety, mirth or irony, discourses of men in crisis are ubiquitous. Critically surveying available empirical evidence and the ever-expanding conceptual apparatus for deconstructing and refiguring masculinities, this article reflects upon the historical, social, cultural and political landscape of crisis literature. It considers the limitations of attempts to reform or undo some of the unwanted repercussions of manhood, whether endeavouring to reform, deconstruct, subvert, reclaim or ironize social attitudes, texts or performances of masculinity.

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    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: Lynne Segal’s complete profile and publication history can be viewed at http://www.bbk.ac.uk/psychosocial/our-staff/full-time-academic-staff/lynne-segal
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): manhood, masculinity, deconstructing masculinities, ironising masculinities, official discourses and directives
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Psychosocial Studies
    Research Centre: Contemporary Literature, Centre for
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 15 Aug 2007
    Last Modified: 07 Dec 2016 15:44
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/540

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