Very Good. 0262161540 Perchuk, Andrew. The Masculine Maquerade: Masculinity and Representation. Posner, Helaine. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 1995. 159pp. Indexed. Illustrated. 4to. Cloth. Book condition: Very good. Edges bumped. Dust Jacket Condition: Very good. Slight shelf wear.
VG, library bookplate front and rear covers, library stamps. Black cloth boards w/ silver lettering on spine, 160pp, numerous BW figures with an inset of 28 color plates. The Masculine Masquerade explores often-ignored issues of masculinity in the visual arts as well as models and concepts of masculinity in literature, film, and the mass media. Drawing on the work of feminist and gay studies and the work being done in areas of psychology, sociology, and gender studies, the essays analyze the conventional and limited definition of masculinity as a social and cultural construct. They seek to expand that definition to include multiple masculinities and factors such as race, class, ethnicity, and object choice.
156p., 8.5x12 inches, profusely illustrated with the works of a number of artists, previous owner's gift inscription, otherwise very good first edition in black cloth and dj. The prose contributors to this exhibition catalog--Simon Watney, bell hooks, Glen Ligon, Steven Cohan and the editors--draw on gay and feminist theory to "analyze the conventional and limited definition of masculinity as a social and cultural construct" (dj), then bring in race, class and other factors to expand that definition. The artists represented include Matthew and Tina Barney, Lyle Ashton Harris and Keith Piper, among others. The book includes an extensive bibliography on the arts and literature.
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