The Male Body

The Male Body

A New Look at Men in Public and in Private

Book - 1999
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Bordo (humanities, English, women's studies, U. of Kentucky) examines sociocultural attitudes toward the male body, with reference to such diverse sources as Vladimir Nabokov, Calvin Klein, and Jerry Seinfeld. One section demythologizes the phallus; another demonstrates the pervasive influence of gay and African-American cultural attitudes on contemporary attitudes toward masculinity and male beauty. Also explored are differences and, especially, similarities in the ways men and women view gender roles and the opposite sex. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1999
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780374280659
0374280657
Characteristics: 358 p. : ill. ; 25 cm

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