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Penner, James, 1964-
Pinks, pansies, and punks : the rhetoric of masculinity in American literary culture / James Penner
Alternate Title Rhetoric of masculinity in American literary culture
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c2011
book jacket
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 4th Floor  PS173.M36 P46 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) American literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism
American literature -- Male authors -- History and criticism
Men in literature
Masculinity in literature
Social classes in literature
Gender identity in literature
Literature and society -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Physical Description xv, 297 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 269-281) and index
Contents Introduction: a short history of macho criticism -- "Healthy nerves and sturdy physiques": remaking the male body of literary culture in the 1930s -- Doughfaces, eggheads, and softies: gendered epithets and American literary culture in the 1940s -- Highbrows and lowbrows: squares, beats, hipsters, white negroes, new critics, and American literary culture in the 1950s -- Reforming the hard body: the old left, the counterculture, and the masculine kulturkampf of the 1960s -- The gender upheavals of the late 1960s and early 1970s: the Black Panthers, gay liberation, and radical feminism -- Epilogue: the end of innuendo

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