Sexual Violence and American Manhood
By (author) T. Walter Herbert
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Sexual Violence and American Manhood by T. Walter Herbert
Book DescriptionTaking up topics as diverse and timely as the work of FBI profilers, the pornography debates, feminist analyses of male supremacy as sexual abuse, the ritual meanings of fraternity gang rape, and the interplay of racial and sexual injustice, T. Walter Herbert illuminates the chronic masculine anxieties that seek compensation in fantasies of sexual coercion and in sexual offences against women. His work offers an unusually clear view of this prevailing convention of insecure and destructive masculinity, which Herbert connects with contemporary analyses of male identity formation, sexuality and violence and with cultural, political and ideological developments reaching back to the nation's democratic beginnings. Reading iconic 19th-century texts by Whitman, Hawthorne and Stowe, and pursuing the articulation of their gender logic in Richard Wright's "Native Son", Herbert traces a gender ideology of dominance and submission, its persistence in masculine subcultures like the military and big-time football, and its debilitating effects on imaginations and lives in our own day. In materials as diverse as Hannah Foster's post-Revolutionary War novel "The Coquette" and the Coen brothers' 1996 movie "Fargo", this book taps into popular culture and high art alike to outline the logic of American manhood's violent streak - and its dire consequenecs for a culture with truly democratic and egalitarian ambitions.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780674009172
(203mm x 140mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 3-Dec-2002
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - T. Walter Herbert
T. Walter Herbert is Professor of English at Southwestern University.
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