Dislocating Masculinity: Comparative Ethnographies

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Andrea Cornwall, Nancy Lindisfarne
Taylor & Francis US, 1994 - Literary Criticism - 236 pages
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Much recent writing on and by men suggests that male prerogatives are being sustained and lent authority by the new discipline of men's studies. Dislocating Masculinity brings together a critical set of papers on men and masculinities which raise important new questions for gender studies - in settings which range from imperial India to rural Zimbabwe to the gay community in London. Hegemonic masculinity is deconstructed to reveal the complexities of gendered difference, and the familiar oppositions of male/female and masculinity/feminity are analyzed - including the assumption that a man is a man everywhere, and means the same thing everywhere. Lindsfarne has also published Battered Brides: Politics, Gender and Marriage in an Afghan Tribal Society (CUP, 1991).
 

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Contents

gender power and anthropology
11
Missing masculinity? Prostitutes clients in Alicante Spain
48
masculine sexuality in Greek ethnography
66
rethinking
82
Gendered identities and gender ambiguity among travestis
111
a feminist critique of Foucaults
133
language space and masculinities
147
race and masculinities
172
some thoughts on segregated
197
References
214
Name index
231
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Andrea Cornwall is a Professor in the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) at the University of Sussex, UK. Her main work is in the anthropology of participation and democracy, masculinities, women's empowerment and women's rights, and sexualities.

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