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The Resource American Guy : Masculinity in American Law and Literature, edited by Saul Levmore and Martha C. Nussbaum

American Guy : Masculinity in American Law and Literature, edited by Saul Levmore and Martha C. Nussbaum

Label
American Guy : Masculinity in American Law and Literature
Title
American Guy
Title remainder
Masculinity in American Law and Literature
Statement of responsibility
edited by Saul Levmore and Martha C. Nussbaum
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
American Guy examines American norms of masculinity and their role in the law, bringing a range of methodological and disciplinary perspectives to the intersection of American gender, legal, and literary issues. The collection opens with a set of papers investigating "American Guys" -- the heroic nonconformists and rugged individualists that populate much of American fiction. Diverse essays examine the manly men of Hemingway, Dreiser, and others, in their relation to the law, while also highlighting the underlying tensions that complicate this version of masculinity. A second set of papers examines "Outsiders" -- men on the periphery of the American Guys who proclaim a different way of being male. These essays take up counter-traditions of masculinity ranging from gay male culture to Philip Roth's portrait of the Jewish lawyer. American Guy, a follow-up to Subversion and Sympathy, edited by Alison L. LaCroix and Martha Nussbaum, aims at reinvigorating the law-and-literature movement through original, cross-disciplinary insights. It embraces a variety of voices from both within and outside the academy, including several contributions from prominent judges. These contributions are particularly significant, not only as features unique to the field, but also for the light they throw on the federal bench. In the face of a large body of work studying judicial conduct as a function of rigid commitment to ideology, American Guy shows a side of the judiciary that is imaginatively engaged, aware of cultural trends, and reflective about the wider world and the role of the of law in it. --Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
809/.933554
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN56.L33
LC item number
A49 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Levmore, Saul
  • Nussbaum, Martha Craven
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Law and literature
  • Masculinity in literature
  • Men
  • Masculinity
Label
American Guy : Masculinity in American Law and Literature, edited by Saul Levmore and Martha C. Nussbaum
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
868982253
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 329 pages
Isbn
9780199331376
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014001689
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)868982253
Label
American Guy : Masculinity in American Law and Literature, edited by Saul Levmore and Martha C. Nussbaum
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
868982253
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 329 pages
Isbn
9780199331376
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014001689
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)868982253

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