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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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