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The Master-Interpreter: Notes on the German Career of Joachim Wach (1922–1935 )

Steven M. Wasserstrom

in Hermeneutics, Politics, and the History of Religions: The Contested Legacies of Joachim Wach and Mircea Eliade

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195394337
eISBN:
9780199777358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394337.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This article examines the life and works of Joachim Wach (1898–1955) during his career in Germany (1922–35). Aspects examined include his homosocial participation in youth movements (Jugendbewegung) ... More


Heroic Homosociality and Homophobia in the Helgi Poems

David Clark

in Gender, Violence, and the Past in Edda and Saga

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199654307
eISBN:
9780191742071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654307.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter forms part of a pair with Chapter 1, and explores the Helgi poems's perspective on masculinity and homosociality through the character of Helgi Hundingsbani and his namesake Helgi ... More


Male Friendship and Post‐Civil War America

Peter Messent

in Mark Twain and Male Friendship: The Twichell, Howells, and Rogers Friendships

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195391169
eISBN:
9780199866656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195391169.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter uses gender theory and sociohistorical contextualization to frame the book to come. It explores the nature of male friendship in the late‐nineteenth century, and distinguishes it from ... More


Gender, Sexuality, and Institutions of Hegemonic Masculinity

Annica Kronsell

in Gender, Sex, and the Postnational Defense: Militarism and Peacekeeping

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199846061
eISBN:
9780199933099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199846061.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter explores gender and sexuality in the context of the Swedish military, conceptualized as an institution of hegemonic masculinity. It begins from the perspective of the woman soldier ... More


Orientations: Female-Female and Male-Male Eros in Dialogue

Todd W. Reeser

in Setting Plato Straight: Translating Ancient Sexuality in the Renaissance

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226307008
eISBN:
9780226307145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226307145.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter historicizes queer theory’s insight that lesbianism is often linked to a problem of representation by focusing on links between questions of reading and Platonic-inflected female-female ... More


Queering Welty’s Male Bodies in the Undergraduate Classroom

Gary Richards

in Teaching the Works of Eudora Welty: Twenty-First-Century Approaches

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496814531
eISBN:
9781496814579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496814531.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This essay details how Welty’s “The Wide Net” and “Why I Live at the P.O.” allow for nuanced explorations of male homosociality and queer male bodies in college classrooms. Unlike “Music from Spain,” ... More


Situation comedy: homosexuality and male camaraderie

Rebecca Feasey

in Masculinity and Popular Television

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748627974
eISBN:
9780748651184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627974.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

Situation comedies (sitcoms) have been categorised as those humorous classical narrative shows that use regular characters, a routine setting and variations of the same plot, over and over again. ... More


Friendship

Rustom Bharucha

in Another Asia: Rabindranath Tagore and Okakura Tenshin

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195682854
eISBN:
9780199081585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195682854.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter begins with the libretto of The White Fox, Okakura Tenshin's last creative experiment, throwing out a few questions on love and friendship. It looks at the masculinities of Rabindranath ... More


Not from My Lips: From Annihilation to Nation Building

in Male Confessions: Intimate Revelations and the Religious Imagination

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804768993
eISBN:
9780804773430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804768993.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Male confessants do not easily utter the words “I love” to their intimate others, and, indeed, display a fundamental hesitation toward intimate female companions. In this case, confessions become a ... More


“Builder of Men”: Homosociality and the Nationalist Accents of the Civilian Conservation Corps

Holly Allen

in Forgotten Men and Fallen Women: The Cultural Politics of New Deal Narratives

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453571
eISBN:
9780801455841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453571.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines how the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), the New Deal's most popular relief agency, served as a staging ground for broader anxieties about homosociality that animated many ... More


Takemura Kazuko: On Friendship and the Queering of American and Japanese Studies

J. Keith Vincent

in Rethinking Japanese Feminisms

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780824866693
eISBN:
9780824876937
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824866693.003.0015
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

Takemura Kazuko (1954–2011) was a key figure in feminist studies and queer theory between Japan and the U.S. In her late essay, “The Renaissance of a Discipline,” she asks fundamental questions about ... More


Impossible Presence: Toward a Queer Singapore Cinema, 1990s–2000s

Kenneth Chan

in Queer Singapore: Illiberal Citizenship and Mediated Cultures

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9789888139330
eISBN:
9789888180196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139330.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

The writer frames his analysis of Kan Lume and Loo Zihan's feature length film Solos (2007) with a historical overview of the representation of queer sexualities in new Singaporean cinema. This ... More


Women on the Margins of Sports Fandom

Erin C. Tarver

in The I in Team: Sports Fandom and the Reproduction of Identity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226469935
eISBN:
9780226470276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226470276.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter turns to sports fan practices that decenter masculinity to argue that sports fandom need not always reinforce existing social hierarchies. Women’s fan practices—both as fans of ... More


Girls with ‘go’: female homosociality in L. T. Meade’s schoolgirl novels

Whitney Standlee

in Irish Women'S Writing, 1878-1922: Advancing the Cause of Liberty

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719097584
eISBN:
9781526115225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097584.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Through her promotion of homosocial bonding between females in her schoolgirl novels, L. T. Meade offers a compelling counter-narrative to the rhetoric surrounding denominational schooling that ... More


Yakuza Cinema

Adam Bingham

in Contemporary Japanese Cinema Since Hana-Bi

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780748683734
eISBN:
9781474412162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748683734.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter considers recent developments in yakuza cinema. It places important films by Miike Takashi, Kitano Takeshi, Aoyama Shinji and Mochizuki Rokuro in the context of this pervasive Japanese ... More


“Ahhheee Club”: Money, Intimacy, and Male Peer Groups

Daniel Jordan Smith

in To Be a Man Is Not a One-Day Job: Masculinity, Money, and Intimacy in Nigeria

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226491516
eISBN:
9780226491790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226491790.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

Men’s relationships with their male peers constitute a central arena for the performance and assessment of competent masculinity. Relating appropriately with other men—in school, in the workplace, at ... More


Prewar Girls’ Culture (Shōjo Bunka), 1910–1937

Deborah Shamoon

in Passionate Friendship: The Aesthetics of Girl's Culture in Japan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835422
eISBN:
9780824870638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835422.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter focuses on girls' culture (shōjo bunka) in Japan during the period 1910–1937. It considers how a private, closed world of girls emerged in single-sex secondary schools and gave rise to a ... More


Topsy-Turvydom: Gender, Sexuality, and the Problem of Categorization

Laura Doan

in Disturbing Practices: History, Sexuality, and Women’s Experience of Modern War

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226001586
eISBN:
9780226001753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226001753.003.0004
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter examines how gender historians and historians of sexuality each discuss World War I’s disruptive effects in bringing together large numbers of like-minded women in war work and the ... More


The Male Romance

in The Libertine's Friend: Homosexuality and Masculinity in Late Imperial China

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226857923
eISBN:
9780226857954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226857954.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the depiction of male romance in pornographic fiction of late Imperial China. It explains that male love had a central place in the 1792 romantic classic The Red Chamber Dream, ... More


The Wound of History: Ritsos and the Reception of Philoctetes

Dimitris Tziovas

in Re-imagining the Past: Antiquity and Modern Greek Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199672752
eISBN:
9780191774324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672752.003.0017
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The aim of this chapter is to reassess ‘Philoctetes’ (1963–5), one of the most important dramatic monologues in the Greek poet Yannis Ritsos’ collection The Fourth Dimension (1972), in the context of ... More


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