Boys don't cry? : rethinking narratives of masculinity and emotion in the U.S. /

We take for granted the idea that white, middle-class, straight masculinity connotes total control of emotions, emotional inexpressivity, and emotional isolation. That men repress their feelings as they seek their fortunes in the competitive worlds of business and politics seems to be a given. This...

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Online Access:Electronic book from EBSCO
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Other Authors: Shamir, Milette., Travis, Jennifer, 1967-
Format: eBook
Published:New York : Columbia University Press, ©2002.
Table of Contents:
  • What feels an American? Evident selves and alienable emotions in the new man's world / Evan Carton
  • Loving with a vengeance: Wieland, familicide and the crisis of masculinity in the early nation / Elizabeth Barnes
  • "The manliest relations to men": Thoreau on privacy, intimacy, and writing / Milette Shamir
  • Manly tears: men's elegies for children in nineteenth-century America / Eric Haralson
  • How to be a (sentimental) race man: mourning and passing in W.E.B. Du Bois's The souls of Black folk / Ryan Schneider
  • The law of the heart: emotional injury and its fictions / Jennifer Travis
  • "The sort of thing you should not admit": Hemingway's aesthetics of emotional restraint / Thomas Strychacz
  • Road work: rereading Kerouac's midcentury melodrama of beset sonhood / Stephen Davenport
  • Men's tears and the roles of melodrama / Tom Lutz
  • Men's liberation, men's wounds: emotion, sexuality, and the reconstruction of masculinity in the 1970s / Sally Robinson
  • The politics of feeling: men, masculinity, and mourning on the Capital Mall / Judith Newton.