Becoming Multicultural: Personal and Social Construction Through Critical Teaching

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Falmer Press, 1999 - Education - 229 pages
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Conflicting Identities and Multiple Masculinitiestakes as its focus the construction of masculinity in Western Europe from the early Middle Ages until the fifteenth century, crossing from pre-Christian Scandinavia across western Christendom. The essays consult a broad and representative cross section of sources including the work of theological, scholastic, and monastic writers, sagas, hagiography and memoirs, material culture, chronicles, examplaand vernacular literature, sumptuary legislation, and the records of ecclesiastical courts. The studies address questions of what constituted male identity, and male sexuality. How was masculinity constructed in different social groups? How did the secular and ecclesiastical ideals of masculinity reinforce each other or diverge? These essays address the topic of medieval men and, through a variety of theoretical, methodological, and disciplinary approaches, significantly extend our understanding of how, in the Middle Ages, masculinity and identity were conflicted and multifarious.

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TERRI FORD's first book of poems, Why the Ships Are She, was published by Four Way Books in 2001. A fellow at Bread Loaf Writer's Conference, most recently, her poems have appeared in Agni, Cincinnati Poetry Review, Conduit, Forklift Ohio, and Ploughshares, among others, as well as in the anthology, Poetry Daily: The Best from the World's Most Popular Poetry Website (2003). She has received fellowships from The Kentucky State Arts Council, Kentucky Foundation for Women, and the Ohio State Arts Council. She currently lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and works for a law firm.

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