Phallacies: Historical Intersections of Disability and Masculinity

TitlePhallacies: Historical Intersections of Disability and Masculinity
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsBrian, Kathleen M.
Number of Pages368
PublisherOxford University Press
CityNew York

Phallacies: Historical Intersections of Disability and Masculinity is a collection of essays that focuses on disabled men who negotiate their masculinity as well as their disability. Some chapters deal with institutional structures that define what it means to be a man with a disability, and other chapters consider the place of women in situations where masculinity and disability are constructed. Also in this volume, some chapters explore men with physical and war-related disabilities; other chapters investigate male hysteria, suicide clubs, and mercy killing; and still other chapters consider images of male disability in literature and popular culture. All the chapters in this volume regard masculinity and disability in the historical contexts of the Americas and western Europe. Special attention is given to the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Taken together, the chapters in the volume offer a nuanced portrait of the complex, and at times competing, interactions between masculinity and disability. (WorldCat)

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