Male Envy: The Logic of Malice in Literature and Culture by Mervyn NicholsonMale Envy: The Logic of Malice in Literature and Culture by Mervyn Nicholson

Male Envy: The Logic of Malice in Literature and Culture

byMervyn Nicholson

Hardcover | May 13, 1999

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Taking as his central argument that relations between males in western society are deeply colored-if not actually determined by-envy, Mervyn Nicholson ranges across disciplines and eras in a fascinating, utterly unique analysis of this "taboo" subject. This book presents a series of motifs that are associated with male envy, locating each in a particular historical context and illustrating it with examples drawn from literature, film, and popular culture. Unlike earlier treatments of envy by psychoanalysts or feminist theorists, this book moves beyond mere illustration of the problem to actually construct a theory about how the "code of Male Envy" shapes social consciousness in modern culture. A truly pathbreaking work, Male Envy merits a close reading by gender theorists, literary critics, and social psychologists.
Mervyn Nicholson is Professor of English and Modern Languages at University College, British Columbia.
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Title:Male Envy: The Logic of Malice in Literature and CultureFormat:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 9.34 × 6.24 × 0.82 inPublished:May 13, 1999Publisher:Lexington BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0739100629

ISBN - 13:9780739100622

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Scene of Male Envy Chapter 2 The Tricky Female Chapter 3 Object Thinking Chapter 4 Holy Murder Chapter 5 The Academy of Envy Chapter 6 Transform

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The central argument of this book is that relations between western males are deeply affected, if not determined, by envy. It is a taboo subject, and Mervyn Nicholson navigates it brilliantly across disciplines and eras. His analysis includes a series of motifs associated with male envy, locating each within a historical context and illustrating them with examples from literature, film and popular culture. Male Envy: The Logic of Malice in Literature and Culture is a fascinating and unique book.