Pinks, pansies, and punks : the rhetoric of masculinity in American literary culture

James Penner

Pinks, Pansies, and Punks charts the construction of masculinity within American literary culture from the 1930s to the 1970s. Penner documents the emergence of "macho criticism," and explores how debates about "hard" and "soft" masculinity influenced the class struggles of the 1930s, anti-communism in the 1940s and 1950s, and the clash between the Old Left and the New Left in the 1960s. By extending literary culture to include not just novels, plays, and poetry, but diaries, journals, manifestos, screenplays, and essays on psychology and sociology, Penner unveils the multiplicity of gender attitudes that emerge in each of the decades he addresses.

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  • Introduction: A Short History of Macho Criticism
  • 1. "Healthy Nerves And Sturdy Physiques": Remaking the Male Body of Literary Culture in the 1930s
  • 2. Doughfaces, Eggheads, and Softies: On the Evolution of Gendered Epithets and Literary Culture in the 1940s
  • 3. High-Brows and Low-Brows: Squares, Beats, Hipsters, White Negroes, New Critics, and American Literary Culture in the 1950s
  • 4. Reforming the Hard Body: The Old Left, the Counter Culture, and the Masculine Kulturkampf of the 1960s
  • 5. The Gender Upheavals of the Late 1960s: The Black Panther Movement,Gay Liberation, and Radical Feminism Epilogue
  • Notes
  • Works Cited

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書名 Pinks, pansies, and punks : the rhetoric of masculinity in American literary culture
著作者等 Penner James
出版元 Indiana University Press
刊行年月 c2011
ページ数 xv, 297 p.
大きさ 23 cm
ISBN 9780253222510
NCID BB07276000
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国