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Neuroza. Zagrożone męskości
Neurosis. Endangered Masculinities

Author(s): Krystyna Kłosińska
Subject(s): History of ideas, Gender history, Polish Literature, History of Psychology
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: masculinities; gender; neurosis; hysteria; economics; 19th century
Summary/Abstract: The book deals with the figures of masculinity produced by various discourses of the late XIX c.: medical, economic, historical, hygienic. The interpretations relate to literary and paraliterary texts. The figure of the neurasthenic allegorizes masculinities threatened by excessive work, diffuse subjectivity, and perverse sexuality. The Polish idiom of neurosis has its particular manifestation in Without Dogma: Sienkiewicz, contrary to the theorists of neurosis, has designed the protagonist in such a way that his body is the heritage of the vigorous ancestors known from the Trilogy. In the petty bourgeois world of Dulska and Dulski gender has class, economic, socio-cultural determinants.

  • E-ISBN-13: 978-83-226-4083-8
  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-83-226-4082-1
  • Page Count: 177
  • Publication Year: 2021
  • Language: Polish