Masculinity, Psychoanalysis, Straight Queer Theory: Essays on Abjection in Literature, Mass Culture, and Film
Using Lacanian psychoanalysis and queer theory to explore the unstable relationship between heterosexual masculine identity and cultural representation, this book examines the ways straight men are queered and abjected in literature, theory, and film.
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published April 15th 2008 by Palgrave Macmillan
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Calvin Thomas’s Masculinity, Psychoanalysis, Straight Queer Theory is a challenging, theory-heavy text on the comparisons of abjection and the abject, and action (such as writing) as a means to shatter patriarchy. The author believes in both the figurative (writing) and the literal (actual human waste) definitions of the abject, and this text builds on Thomas’ previous work, Male Matters: Masculinity, Anxiety, and the Male Body on the Line, whose main points are reviewed in the first essay of th...more