Masculinity in Crisis

Depictions of Modern Male Trauma in Ireland

Edited by: Catherine Rees

Recent sociological and cultural narratives have suggested that there exists a current 'crisis' in masculinity. This crisis has been explained and defined in many ways: it is a burgeoning sense of victimized identity in reaction to the feminist movement; a confused response to the complex and contradictory narratives of contemporary masculine identities; or traditional masculine working practices and behavior being eroded by modern consumer societies. The purpose of this book is to locate this sense of crisis within Irish contexts, fill a current gap in academic discourse surrounding literary, theatrical, and cinematic depictions of Irish masculinity, and discuss how fictional representations of masculinity and maleness in contemporary Ireland have addressed, explored, and discussed images of men in states of anxiety, crisis, and chaos. [Subject: Irish Studies, Gender Studies, Literary Criticism]~

Publication Date: 6/30/2016
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9781909325883