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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/27108
Title:
Men and the Language of Emotions
Authors:
Galasinski, Dariusz
Abstract:
This book challenges the widely held stereotype that men either have an impoverished emotional life or are inhibited in talking about their emotions. In this major study of middle-aged and older heterosexual men, Dariusz Galasinski demonstrates that they talk about their emotions both indirectly and openly, that masculinity can be constructed in terms of emotions and emotionality in both men's as well as women's discourse. Taking a radically contextual notion of identity, the author argues further for a disassociation of father's identity from biological fatherhood, demonstrating that men can construct themselves as genderless parents. He shows how, faced with unemployment or other difficult experiences, men and women use the same discursive practices in expressing feelings of helplessness. Finally, the book challenges the notion that gender is relevant to all social interactions, concluding that class, ethnicity or employment are fare more significant. (Palgrave Macmillan)
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Issue Date:
2004
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/27108
Additional Links:
http://www.palgrave.com/products/title.aspx?PID=265956
Type:
Book
Language:
en
ISBN:
0333995740; 978-0333995747
Appears in Collections:
Europe: Trend and Transformation Research Group

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorGalasinski, Dariusz-
dc.date.accessioned2008-05-20T18:58:10Z-
dc.date.available2008-05-20T18:58:10Z-
dc.date.issued2004-
dc.identifier.isbn0333995740-
dc.identifier.isbn978-0333995747-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/27108-
dc.description.abstractThis book challenges the widely held stereotype that men either have an impoverished emotional life or are inhibited in talking about their emotions. In this major study of middle-aged and older heterosexual men, Dariusz Galasinski demonstrates that they talk about their emotions both indirectly and openly, that masculinity can be constructed in terms of emotions and emotionality in both men's as well as women's discourse. Taking a radically contextual notion of identity, the author argues further for a disassociation of father's identity from biological fatherhood, demonstrating that men can construct themselves as genderless parents. He shows how, faced with unemployment or other difficult experiences, men and women use the same discursive practices in expressing feelings of helplessness. Finally, the book challenges the notion that gender is relevant to all social interactions, concluding that class, ethnicity or employment are fare more significant. (Palgrave Macmillan)en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherPalgrave Macmillanen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.palgrave.com/products/title.aspx?PID=265956en
dc.subjectMasculinityen
dc.subjectSociolinguisticsen
dc.subjectEmotionen
dc.subjectFathersen
dc.subjectFeelingsen
dc.subjectGender identityen
dc.subjectParenthooden
dc.subjectCultural identityen
dc.subjectEmotional languageen
dc.subjectMen in societyen
dc.titleMen and the Language of Emotionsen
dc.typeBooken
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