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Feeling singular : queer masculinities in the early United States

Title
Feeling singular : queer masculinities in the early United States / Ben Bascom.
ISBN
9780197687536
Publication
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2024]
Copyright Notice Date
©2024
Physical Description
1 online resource : illustrations.
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Notes
Also issued in print: 2024.
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Summary
Much of US cultural production since the 20th century has celebrated the figure of the singular individual, from the lonesome Huckleberry Finn to the cinematic loners John Wayne and Clint Eastwood, but that tradition casts a backward shadow that prohibits seeing how the singular in America was previously marked as unwanted, outcast, excessive, or weird. 'Feeling Singular' examines the paradoxical nature of masculine self-promotion and individuality in the early United States. Through a collection of singular life narratives, author Ben Bascom draws on a queer studies approach that uncovers how fraught private desires shaped a public masculinity increasingly at odds with the disinterested norms of republican public culture.
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Oxford scholarship online.
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Format
Books / Online
Language
English
Added to Catalog
April 09, 2024
Series
Oxford scholarship online.
Oxford scholarship online
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Audience
Specialized.
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