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A Search for Man's Meaning: Examining Manhood from the Margins of Gender and Orientation

Abstract While numerous studies have examined the nature of masculinity, scholars seldom seek to determine the meaning of manhood or to explore which types of individuals are culturally permitted to call themselves men. One scholarly approach suggests that the meaning of a cultural category can best be illuminated through examining marginalized examples within that category. Based on this assumption, this project illuminates cultural understandings of manhood in the United States by examining the experience of men within two marginalized categories--gay and transsexual--who have often found themselves fighting for the right to call themselves men at a time when hegemonic assumptions about manhood have required that one had been designated male at bi... (more)
Created Date 2012
Contributor Booth, Ewan Tristan (Author) / Brouwer, Daniel C. (Advisor) / Martinez, Jacqueline M. (Committee member) / Fisher, Jill A. (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Communication / Gender studies / Rhetoric / Gay / Identification / Man / Marginalization / Rhetoric / Transsexual
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 238 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Communication 2012
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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