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Author Barounis, Cynthia, 1981- author.

Title Vulnerable constitutions : queerness, disability, and the remaking of American manhood / Cynthia Barounis
Published Philadelphia, Pennsylvania : Temple University Press, 2019


Description 1 online resource
Contents Introduction: Bodies that Leak: American Masculinity and Anti-Prophylactic Citizenship -- "An Inherent Weakness of the Constitution": Jack London's Revolting Men -- "Love or Eugenics?": Faulkner and Fitzgerald's Crip Children -- "Not the Usual Pattern": James Baldwin and the DSM -- Post-AIDS Permeability: Samuel Delany and Anti-Prophylaxis -- Prescribing Pleasure: Asexuality, Debility, and Trans Memoir -- Epilogue: Against Queer Resilience
Summary "This work revisits canonical works of American literature, as well as more recent works, in order to argue that while we tend to understand queerness and disability as posing a crisis to masculinity, for many writers, these categories serve as vital resources for thinking through and constructing American masculinity"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on June 06, 2019)
Subject American literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism
Masculinity in literature.
Canon (Literature)
LITERARY CRITICISM -- American -- General.
American literature
Canon (Literature)
Masculinity in literature
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2018059192
ISBN 9781439915080