The Privilege of Crisis: Narratives of Masculinities in Colonial and Postcolonial Literature, Photography, and Film
by Elahe Haschemi Yekani
Campus Verlag, 2011
Paper: 978-3-593-39399-5

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Despite the understanding of scholars that masculinity, far from being a natural or stable concept, is in reality a social construction, the culture at large continues to privilege an idealized, coherent male point of view. The Privilege of Crisis draws on the work of authors such as H. Rider Haggard, Rudyard Kipling, and Joseph Conrad—as well as contemporary postcolonial writers such as J. M. Coetzee, Hanif Kureishi and Zadie Smith—to show how recurrent references to a "crisis" of masculinity or the decline of masculinity serve largely to demonstrate and support positions of male privilege.
 


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