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The Resource Men and masculinities in the sagas of Icelanders, Gareth Lloyd Evans

Men and masculinities in the sagas of Icelanders, Gareth Lloyd Evans

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Men and masculinities in the sagas of Icelanders
Title
Men and masculinities in the sagas of Icelanders
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Gareth Lloyd Evans
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
This volume is the first book-length study of masculinities in the Sagas of Icelanders. Spanning the entire corpus of the Sagas of Icelanders-and taking into account a number of little-studied sagas as well as the more well-known works-it comprehensively interrogates the construction, operation, and problematization of masculinities in this genre. Men and Masculinities in the Sagas of Icelanders elucidates the dominant model of masculinity that operates in the sagas, demonstrates how masculinities and masculine characters function within these texts, and investigates the means by which the sagas, and saga characters, may subvert masculine dominance. Combining close literary analysis with insights drawn from sociological theories of hegemonic and subordinated masculinities, notions of homosociality and performative gender, and psychoanalytic frameworks, the book brings to men and masculinities in saga literature the same scrutiny traditionally brought to the study of women and femininities. Ultimately, the volume demonstrates that masculinity is not simply glorified in the sagas, but is represented as being both inherently fragile and a burden to all characters, masculine and non-masculine alike
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StDuBDS
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1988-
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Evans, Gareth Lloyd
Dewey number
839.609353
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Sagas
  • Masculinity in literature
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Men and masculinities in the sagas of Icelanders, Gareth Lloyd Evans
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Publication
Note
Focuses on the representation of masculinities in the Sagas of Icelanders and comprehensively interrogates the construction, operation, and problematization of masculinities in this genre
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface Introduction 1: Modelling Saga Masculinities 2: Homosocial Masculinities 3: Intersectional Masculinities 4: The Limits of Socially Acceptable Masculinity Conclusion Works Cited
Control code
DAW39431936
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xv, 170 pages
Isbn
9780198831242
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
Men and masculinities in the sagas of Icelanders, Gareth Lloyd Evans
Publication
Note
Focuses on the representation of masculinities in the Sagas of Icelanders and comprehensively interrogates the construction, operation, and problematization of masculinities in this genre
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface Introduction 1: Modelling Saga Masculinities 2: Homosocial Masculinities 3: Intersectional Masculinities 4: The Limits of Socially Acceptable Masculinity Conclusion Works Cited
Control code
DAW39431936
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xv, 170 pages
Isbn
9780198831242
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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