Phallacies: Historical Intersections of Disability and Masculinity

TitlePhallacies: Historical Intersections of Disability and Masculinity
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsBrian, Kathleen M., and James W. Trent, Jr.
Number of Pages354
PublisherOxford University Press
CityNew York

This volume is a collection of essays that focuses on disabled men who negotiate their masculinity as well as their disability. The chapters cover a broad range of topics: institutional structures that define what it means to be a man witha disability; the place of women in situations where masculinity and disability are constructed; men with physical and war-related disabilities; male hysteria, suicide clubs, and mercy killing; male disability in literature and popular culture; and more. All the chapters in this volume regard masculinity and disability in the historical contexts of the Americas and western Europe, with particular attention to the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Taken together, the essays in this volume offer a portrait of the complex, and at times competing, interactions between masculinity and disability.

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