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Desiring Conversion: Hermas, Thecla, Aseneth

B. Diane Lipsett

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199754519
eISBN:
9780199827213
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754519.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Self-restraint or self-mastery may appear to be the opposite of erotic desire. But in three ancient tales of conversion—The Shepherd of Hermas, the Acts of Paul and Thecla, and Joseph and Aseneth—the ... More


 A Mother Tongue in the Fatherland: Transforming a Jewish Community into a Hebrew Yishuv

Arieh Bruce Saposnik

in Becoming Hebrew: The Creation of a Jewish National Culture in Ottoman Palestine

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195331219
eISBN:
9780199868100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331219.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter begins with the centrality of the Hebrew language in the creation of the Yishuv's culture. Aside from the goal of establishing linguistic unity in a multilingual reality, the language ... More


Hunting the Rhinoceros: Pāṇḍav Līlā as a Man's Sport

William S. Sax

in Dancing the Self: Personhood and Performance in the Pandav Lila of Garhwal

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195139150
eISBN:
9780199871650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195139151.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

One of the most important dances in the pandav lila culminates with the killing of Arjuna by his son, Nagarjuna. Such parricides are extremely rare in Hindu myth and literature. In this chapter, the ... More


Jack Benny and the Golden Age of American Radio Comedy

Kathryn H. Fuller-Seeley

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520295049
eISBN:
9780520967946
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520295049.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Radio

Jack Benny became one of the most influential entertainers of the 20th century - by being the top radio comedian, when the comics ruled radio, and radio was the most powerful and pervasive mass ... More


Sorry I Don't Dance: Why Men Refuse to Move

Maxine Leeds Craig

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199845279
eISBN:
9780199369614
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199845279.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality, Race and Ethnicity

Why do so many men in the United States refuse to dance? The answer reveals a great deal about masculinity, sexuality, and race. The book examines the past as well as the present. Drawing on research ... More


Making a New Man: Recognition, Romance, Sex, and Neoliberal Masculinity

Gul Ozyegin

in New Desires, New Selves: Sex, Love, and Piety among Turkish Youth

Published in print:
1937
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780814762349
eISBN:
9780814762356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814762349.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

In stark contrast with their fathers, the young men whose narratives make up this chapter long for identities based on self-expansion and personal enrichment. Mirroring Turkish society's pivot away ... More


I Fight for a Living: Boxing and the Battle for Black Manhood, 1880-1915

Louis Moore

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041341
eISBN:
9780252099946
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041341.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

At its heart, I Fight for a Living is a book about black men who came of age in the Reconstruction and early Jim Crow era--a time when the remaking of white manhood was at its most intense, placing ... More


Masculinity and Italian Cinema: Sexual Politics, Social Conflict and Male Crisis in the 1970s

Sergio Rigoletto

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780748654543
eISBN:
9781474406406
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748654543.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Italian cinema has traditionally used the trope of an inadequate man in crisis to reflect on the country’s many social and political upheavals. Masculinity and Italian Cinema takes the 1970s as an ... More


They Will Have Their Game: Sporting Culture and the Making of the Early American Republic

Kenneth Cohen

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501705496
eISBN:
9781501714214
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705496.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

They Will Have Their Game explores how sports, drinking, gambling, and theater produced a sense of democracy while also reinforcing racial, gender, and class divisions in early America. Drawing on ... More


My Brother Slaves: "Friendship, Masculinity, and Resistance in the Antebellum South"

Sergio A. Lussana

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813166940
eISBN:
9780813167848
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813166940.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This is the first book-length study of enslaved men and masculinity in the antebellum South. It examines the close relationships shared among enslaved men and argues that the lives of these men were ... More


The Great War and German Memory: Society, Politics and Psychological Trauma, 1914-1945

Jason Crouthamel

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780859898423
eISBN:
9781781385128
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859898423.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book explores the impact of psychological trauma, or ‘war neurosis’ in imperial, Weimar and Nazi Germany from the perspective of ordinary mentally disabled veterans of the First World War. War ... More


Conclusion

Kirsten Day

in Cowboy Classics: The Roots of the American Western in the Epic Tradition

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474402460
eISBN:
9781474422055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474402460.003.0008
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This short conclusion reiterates the main thesis of Cowboy Classics: that Westerns help us grapple with identity issues in a culturally relevant way while providing the comfort of chronological ... More


First Strike: Educational Enclosures in Black Los Angeles

Damien M. Sojoyner

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816697533
eISBN:
9781452955230
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816697533.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

First Strike is an ambitious project that utilizes a multi-method approach to gain insight into the confluence between public education and prison. It takes an unique perspective and delves into the ... More


‘Theresa’ to the Rescue! African American Women’s Resistance and the Literary History of the Haitian Revolution

Marlene L. Daut

in Tropics of Haiti: Race and the Literary History of the Haitian Revolution in the Atlantic World, 1789-1865

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381847
eISBN:
9781781382394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381847.003.0007
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter is all about ‘Theresa; a Haytien Tale’ (1828), a short story that was serialized and published anonymously in the first African American newspaper Freedom’s Journal, and is now ... More


Football, Manliness, and Populism

Thomas P. Oates

in Football and Manliness: An Unauthorized Feminist Account of the NFL

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040948
eISBN:
9780252099489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040948.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This prologue argues that the election of Donald Trump was made possible in part by the emergence of a new political formation. The formation promotes deal-making sensibilities, the amplifies white ... More


Sexual Violence and the Politics of Naming

Srila Roy

in Remembering Revolution: Gender, Violence, and Subjectivity in India's Naxalbari Movement

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198081722
eISBN:
9780199082223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198081722.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter returns to the memory of the underground and the shelter to engage with women’s testimonies of sexual and domestic violence, and the politics of current remembrance, especially within a ... More


Romancing Returnee Men: Masculinity in “Love in a Fallen City” and “Red Rose, White Rose”*

Kam Louie (ed.)

in Eileen Chang: Romancing Languages, Cultures and Genres

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9789888083794
eISBN:
9789882209060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083794.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter focuses on “Love in a Fallen City” (1943) and “Red Rose, White Rose” (1944), stories that were produced at a time when China was in the midst of Japanese invasion and occupation, so that ... More


Coin-Operated Americans: Rebooting Boyhood at the Video Game Arcade

Carly A. Kocurek

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816691821
eISBN:
9781452953618
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691821.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

Coin-Operated Americans centers on the reframing of boyhood that took place in the popular discourse surrounding early video gaming, but it is not another story about young men. Rather, it charts ... More


Men and Guns

Angela Stroud

in Good Guys with Guns: The Appeal and Consequences of Concealed Carry

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469627892
eISBN:
9781469627915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627892.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

This chapter is an in-depth analysis of how men and masculinity shape gun carry discourses, and it utilizes masculinity theories, including the importance of manhood acts and the cultural production ... More


Looking at youth

Melanie Tebbutt

in Being Boys: Youth, Leisure and Identity in the Inter-war Years

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780719066139
eISBN:
9781781704097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719066139.003.0002
Subject:
History, Social History

Chapter 1 focuses on publications by several well-known youth workers who were also ex-combatants, to suggest the complex commemorative dimension to their work in boys' clubs, where ideas of ... More


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