by Jon Robert Adams, Male Armor Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Male Armor book, There is no shortage of iconic masculine imagery of the soldier in American film and literature—one only has to think of George C. Scott as Patton in front of a giant American flag, Sylvester Stallone as Rambo, or Burt Lancaster rolling around in the surf in From Here to Eternity. In Male Armor, Jon Robert Adams examines the ways in which novels, plays, and films about America’s late-twentieth-century wars reflect altering perceptions of masculinity in the culture at large. He highlights the gap between the cultural conception of masculinity and the individual experience of it, and exposes the myth of war as an experience that verifies manhood. Drawing on a wide range of work, from the war novels of Ernest Hemingway, Norman Mailer, James Jones, and Joseph Heller to David Rabe’s play Streamers and Anthony Swofford’s Jarhead, Adams examines the evolving image of the soldier from World War I to Operation Desert Storm. In discussing these changing perceptions of masculinity, he reveals how works about war in the late twentieth century attempt to eradicate inconsistencies among American civilian conceptions of war, the military’s expectations of the soldier, and the soldier’s experience of combat. Adams argues that these inconsistencies are largely responsible not only for continuing support of the war enterprise but also for the soldiers’ difficulty in reintegration to civilian society upon their return. He intends Male Armor to provide a corrective to the public’s continued investment in the war enterprise as a guarantor both of masculinity and, by extension, of the nation.
by George Cameron Stone, A Glossary Of The Construction Decoration And Use Of Arms And Armor Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download A Glossary Of The Construction Decoration And Use Of Arms And Armor book, DIVIndispensable resource employs alphabetized, easy-to-use format. Arquebuses, flintlocks, and other antique guns appear here, along with German armor, Roman short swords, Turkish crossbows, much more. Over 4,500 individual photos and drawings, 875 detailed figures. /div
by Say-ling Cynthia Wong, Maxine Hong Kingston S The Woman Warrior Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Maxine Hong Kingston S The Woman Warrior book, With the continued expansion of the literary canon, multicultural works of modern literary fiction and autobiography have assumed an increasing importance for students and scholars of American literature. This exciting new series assembles key documents and criticism concerning these works that have so recently become central components of the American literature curriculum. Each casebook will reprint documents relating to the work's historical context and reception, present the best in critical essays, and when possible, feature an interview of the author. The series will provide, for the first time, an accessible forum in which readers can come to a fuller understanding of these contemporary masterpieces and the unique aspects of American ethnic, racial, or cultural experience that they so ably portray. This case book presents a thought-provoking overview of critical debates surrounding The Woman Warrior, perhaps the best known Asian American literary work. The essays deal with such issues as the reception by various interpretive communities, canon formation, cultural authenticity, fictionality in autobiography, and feminist and poststructuralist subjectivity. The eight essays are supplemented an interview with the author and a bibliography.
by Mary Farrar, Reading Your Male Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Reading Your Male book, There is a growing crisis among our men and boys in the area of sexual temptation and sin: pornography use is skyrocketing and increasing numbers of men find themselves entangled in a web they can't seem to escape. Yet many men feel greatly misunderstood by their women, while just as many women feel mystified and powerless to help their men. —Mary Farrar, Reading Your Male Now author Mary Farrar confirms that every woman—whether a wife, mother, or single woman—can play a powerful and pivotal role in the male sexual struggle by entering into her man's world, and: seeing through his eyes, thinking with his mind, feeling with his emotions, connecting with his soul. Reading Your Male de-mystifies inner male sexuality, exposes the enemy's tactics in taking down our men, and equips women to use their innate gifts in becoming a man's greatest ally in the fight for victory. Using biblical insight and up-to-date research, Farrar also tackles some of the most elusive questions women are asking today, such as: Why do men struggle so deeply in the area of sexuality? What are we to think about pornography and masturbation? Why does this generation of men appear to be so reticent? What does a man crave most from a woman? What is a woman's most powerful gift to her man? How can a woman draw out an emotionally unavailable man? What is a healthy view of strong femininity and beauty?
by Nick Yee, The Proteus Paradox Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Proteus Paradox book, A surprising assessment of the ways that virtual worlds are entangled with human psychology
by Michael M Nikoletseas , The Iliad The Male Totem Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Iliad The Male Totem book, This is a truly ground breaking analysis of Homer's Iliad. The author, a natural scientist, embarks on a journey through this eternal masterpiece employing an arsenal of conceptual tools from Anthropology (ethnology), Ethology, Psychoanalysis, Neuroscience, and Philosophy. A terrifying and at the same time tender look into the darkness of the male soul. Seldom has Homer emerged so majestic and insightful. A landmark in Homeric scholarship. The new concept of the male totem that this book creates is destined to provide insights into the pressing problems our world faces today, for example, conflict of Islam with western ideas, Sharia, and Jihad.
by Simone Chess, Male To Female Crossdressing In Early Modern English Literature Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Male To Female Crossdressing In Early Modern English Literature book, This volume examines and theorizes the oft-ignored phenomenon of male-to-female (MTF) crossdressing in early modern drama, prose, and poetry, inviting MTF crossdressing episodes to take a fuller place alongside instances of female-to-male crossdressing and boy actors’ crossdressing, which have long held the spotlight in early modern gender studies. The author argues that MTF crossdressing episodes are especially rich sources for socially-oriented readings of queer gender—that crossdressers’ genders are constructed and represented in relation to romantic partners, communities, and broader social structures like marriage, economy, and sexuality. Further, she argues that these relational representations show that the crossdresser and his/her allies often benefit financially, socially, and erotically from his/her queer gender presentation, a corrective to the dominant idea that queer gender has always been associated with shame, containment, and correction. By attending to these relational and beneficial representations of MTF crossdressers in early modern literature, the volume helps to make a larger space for queer, genderqueer, male-bodied and queer-feminine representations in our conversations about early modern gender and sexuality.