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Силеџии, чудаци и кралеви: Постимперијални мажествености
Thugs, Geezers and Kings: Post-imperial Masculinities

Author(s): Judith Halberstam
Contributor(s): Vasilka Pemova (Translator)
Subject(s): Gender Studies, Sociology of Culture, Social Norms / Social Control, Sociology of Politics, Identity of Collectives
Published by: Институтот за општествени и хуманистички науки – Скопје
Keywords: postimperialism; masculinity;dominant masculinity;

Summary/Abstract: In my book Female Masculinity (Duke UP, 1998), I found that I had little if nothing to say about the various dominant and subversive forms taken by male masculinity. My resistance to engaging the topic of male masculinities certainly left my project open to questions about the vagueness of the term masculinity itself and possibly created historical problems by failing to develop a model of the production of manliness. However, I argued in Female Masculinity that if what we call “dominant masculinity” appears to be a naturalized relation between maleness and power, then it makes little sense to examine men for the contours of its social construction. Male masculinity figured in my project as a hermeneutic, and as a counter example to the kinds of masculinity which seem most informative about gender relations and most generative of social change.

  • Issue Year: 1/2001
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 82-112
  • Page Count: 30
  • Language: English, Macedonian