Marked Men: White Masculinity in Crisis

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CONTENTS
Acknowledgments IX
INTRODUCTION: VISIBILITY, CRISIS, AND THE
WOUNDED WHITE MALE BODY
1
1.
MARKING MEN, EMBODYING AMERICA: JOHN UPDIKE AND THE
RECONSTRUCTION OF MIDDLE AMERICAN MASCULINITY
23
The “Discovery” of Middle America and the Marking of White Masculinity
27
Rabbit Redux: Black Power, the Counterculture,
and the Decentering of White Masculinity
32
Rabbit Is Rick: Feminism, the Third World,
and the Screwing of White Masculinity
39
Coda: The Death of White Masculinity?
47
2.
PALE MALES, DEAD POETS, AND THE CRISIS IN WHITE MASCULINITY
SCENES FROM THE CULTURE WARS
52
Spectacles of (Dis)Embodiment
57
American Minds and American Bodies: Reproducing Elitism
70
Dead Poets and the Pathos of Wounded White Masculinity
79

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