Unmasking the Masculine
Men and Identity in a Sceptical Age
By (author) Alan R. Petersen
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Unmasking the Masculine by Alan R. Petersen
Book DescriptionPostmodernism and poststructuralism have undermined the assumptions upon which established identities have been constructed, such as the concept of stable bodies and stable selves. Sex, gender, sexuality and race are no longer viewed as merely descriptive aspects of experience but also as constructions of identity. Drawing on current debates in postmodern feminism, feminist philosophy of science, anti-racist/postcolonial studies and queer theory, this book considers the way in which discourse fabricates the 'ideal' male body, sexual identity and sexual politics. Alan Petersen explores the possibilities of developing new models of identity not so closely linked to the sex/gender system and examines the prospects of creating a new or reconceptualized identity politics.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780761950134
(234mm x 156mm x 18mm)
Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publish Date: 8-Jul-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Consuming Health, Paperback (December 2001)» View all books by Alan R. Petersen
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Author Biography - Alan R. Petersen
Alan Petersen is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology at Murdoch University in Western Australia. His recent publications include The New Public Health: Health and Self in the Age of Risk (co-written with Deborah Lupton), Foucalut, Health and Medicine (co-edited with Robin Bunton) and Health Matters: Sociology of Illness, Prevention and Care (co-edited with Charles Waddell).
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