Boys Don't Cry?: Rethinking Narratives of Masculinity and Emotion in the U.S. by Milette Shamir

Boys Don't Cry?: Rethinking Narratives of Masculinity and Emotion in the U.S.

byMilette Shamir, Jennifer Travis

Kobo ebook | October 2, 2012

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Milette Shamir is lecturer in American literature at Tel Aviv University. Jennifer Travis is assistant professor of English at St. John's University in New York.
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Title:Boys Don't Cry?: Rethinking Narratives of Masculinity and Emotion in the U.S.Format:Kobo ebookPublished:October 2, 2012Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Introduction
What Feels an American? Evident Selves and Alienable Emotions in the New Man's World, by Evan Carton
Loving with a Vengeance: Wieland, Familicide and the Crisis of Masculinity in the Early Nation, by Elizabeth Barnes
"The Manliest Relations to Men": Thoreau on Privacy, Intimacy, and Writing, by Milette Shamir
Manly Tears: Men's Elegies for Children in Nineteenth-Century America, by Eric Haralson
How to be a (Sentimental) Race Man: Mourning and Passing in W.E.B. Du Bois's The Souls of Black Folk, by Ryan Schneider
The Law of the Heart: Emotional Injury and its Fictions, by Jennifer Travis
"The Sort of Thing You Should Not Admit": Hemingway's Aesthetics of Emotional Restraint, by Thomas Strychacz
Road Work: Rereading Kerouac's Midcentury Melodrama of Beset Sonhood, by Stephen Davenport
Men's Tears and the Roles of Melodrama, by Tom Lutz
Men's Liberation, Men's Wounds: Emotion, Sexuality, and the Reconstruction of Masculinity in the 1970s, by Sally Robinson
The Politics of Feeling: Men, Masculinity, and Mourning on the Capital Mall, by Judith Newton

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This collection of eleven scholarly essays successfully combines a cultural history of male emotion with detailed readings of male-authored texts... Shamir and Travis's collection discovers male emotionality to be far more intricate than many facile equations of masculine subjectivity... are inclined to allow for.