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The Resource Male matters : masculinity, anxiety, and the male body on the line, Calvin Thomas

Male matters : masculinity, anxiety, and the male body on the line, Calvin Thomas

Label
Male matters : masculinity, anxiety, and the male body on the line
Title
Male matters
Title remainder
masculinity, anxiety, and the male body on the line
Statement of responsibility
Calvin Thomas
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • The contemporary straight white male finds himself, if he finds himself at all, in dilemmas too numerous to mention. Torn between the just charges of feminism, made keenly aware of his heterosexism and his privilege, feeling psycho-analyzed and pilloried and scrutinized to a fare-thee-well, how should he handle his anxiety?
  • According to Calvin Thomas, maybe he shouldn't. Maybe he should embrace his abjection - his cast-off, humiliated, and discounted status - as a way of renegotiating his identity and of interrupting the historical displacement of that status onto the feminine, or the marginalized other. This embrace of abjection, says Thomas, begins as a confrontation with the issue of the male body. The straight man, unfamiliar and unfriendly and uncomfortable with his body - the excretory, urinary, and seminal aspects of his body in particular - will find that Thomas's Male Matters explores the complicated relationships between masculinity and the male body, revealing the act and production of writing as a bodily, material process that transgresses the boundaries of gender
  • Male Matters is not only theory but theory out of and as literature and philosophy. This wise and quirky, sophisticated and coarse, serious and hilarious look at male identity and creativity and dislocation at the end of the twentieth century will not assuage male anxiety and may, in fact, produce more. But therein lies the way of the productive male, yielding to (rather than attempting to master) language as a bodily function
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thomas, Calvin
Dewey number
155.3/32
Index
index present
LC call number
BF175.5.M37
LC item number
T46 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Masculinity
  • Anxiety
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Men
  • Psychoanalytic Interpretation
  • Anxiety
  • Human Body
Label
Male matters : masculinity, anxiety, and the male body on the line, Calvin Thomas
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [227]-241) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Openings: The Anxiety of Production -- 2. Piss Hegel, or Why Sperm Is Never Treated as an Objet A -- 3. Dysgraphia 1: Freud's Anxiety -- 4. Dysgraphia 2: Deconstruction and the Fear of Mere Writing -- 5. Not a Nice Production: Anal Joyce -- 6. Closings: Desire and Interpretation in the Porno-House of Language, or "You Certainly Do Know What You Want, Sir."
Control code
32509359
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 245 pages
Isbn
9780252065002
Isbn Type
(paper : alk. paper)
Lccn
95017447
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Male matters : masculinity, anxiety, and the male body on the line, Calvin Thomas
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [227]-241) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Openings: The Anxiety of Production -- 2. Piss Hegel, or Why Sperm Is Never Treated as an Objet A -- 3. Dysgraphia 1: Freud's Anxiety -- 4. Dysgraphia 2: Deconstruction and the Fear of Mere Writing -- 5. Not a Nice Production: Anal Joyce -- 6. Closings: Desire and Interpretation in the Porno-House of Language, or "You Certainly Do Know What You Want, Sir."
Control code
32509359
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 245 pages
Isbn
9780252065002
Isbn Type
(paper : alk. paper)
Lccn
95017447
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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