Masculinity, Psychoanalysis, Straight Queer Theory: Essays

Masculinity, Psychoanalysis, Straight Queer Theory: Essays

Masculinity, Psychoanalysis, Straight Queer Theory: Essays on Abjection in Literature, Mass Culture, and Film [Download] ➶ Masculinity, Psychoanalysis, Straight Queer Theory: Essays on Abjection in Literature, Mass Culture, and Film Author Calvin Thomas – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk Using Lacanian psychoanalysis and ueer theory to explore the unstable relationship between heterosexual masculine identity and cultural representation this book examines the ways straight men are ueer Straight Queer PDF/EPUB Ä Using Lacanian psychoanalysis and ueer theory to explore the unstable relationship between heterosexual masculine identity and cultural representation this book examines the ways straight men are ueered and abjected in literature theory and film.


3 thoughts on “Masculinity, Psychoanalysis, Straight Queer Theory: Essays on Abjection in Literature, Mass Culture, and Film

  1. Elevate Difference Elevate Difference says:

    Calvin Thomas’s Masculinity Psychoanalysis Straight ueer 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 this book Thomas’s theories from Male Matters build such a foundation to Masculinity Psychoanalysis Straight ueer Theory that I wish I had read it first in order to gain some clarityThomas’s strongest and most accessible work revolves around the application of his theories to popular culture One essay “Is What You Want Something We Can Discuss” gives a thorough reading of three Hitchcock films Vertigo Spellbound and Rear Window as ueered texts because they do not contain normative sexual relationships He also reviews other such works in this context including David Lynch’s Mulholland Drive literary works by Samuel Beckett the film Any Given Sunday artwork by Hieronymus Bosch and even Janet Jackson’s music video for “Love Will Never Do Without You” Thomas also offers an interesting theory on how the penetration of the straight male anus again both figuratively and literally may provide a site of both feminist and anti homophobic actionThis book provides an important contribution to ueer theory and masculinity studies though it is not light reading It's full of very cumbersome Lacanian theory so it may be a difficult read for those not intimately familiar with his work Thomas also borrows from Judith Butler Slavoj Zizek and Freud While I did enjoy reading Masculinity Psychoanalysis Straight ueer Theory this relatively small text 165 pages took days to finish because I had to keep referring to the author’s notes at the back of the book for clarityReview by Kerri Kanelos


  2. Burcu Burcu says:

    One of the better books I read on the topic It's an engaging and interesting Lacanian intervention on Masculinity and ueer theory


  3. Apoorva Apoorva says:

    I will never think of ass shit or male eroticism the same way again


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