Saul Levmore,Martha C. Nussbaum's American Guy: Masculinity in American Law and Literature PDF

By Saul Levmore,Martha C. Nussbaum

ISBN-10: 0199331375

ISBN-13: 9780199331376

American man examines American norms of masculinity and their position within the legislation, bringing various methodological and disciplinary views to the intersection of yank gender, criminal, and literary concerns. the gathering opens with a suite of papers investigating "American men" -- the heroic nonconformists and rugged individualists that populate a lot of yank fiction. different essays study the manly males of Hemingway, Dreiser, and others, of their relation to the legislation, whereas additionally highlighting the underlying tensions that complicate this model of masculinity. A moment set of papers examines "Outsiders" -- males at the outer edge of the yank men who proclaim a special approach of being male. those essays soak up counter-traditions of masculinity starting from homosexual male tradition to Philip Roth's portrait of the Jewish lawyer.

American Guy, a follow-up to Subversion and Sympathy, edited by means of Alison L. LaCroix and Martha Nussbaum, goals at reinvigorating the law-and-literature circulation via unique, cross-disciplinary insights. It embraces quite a few voices from either inside and out of doors the academy, together with numerous contributions from popular judges. those contributions are rather major, not just as good points precise to the sphere, but additionally for the sunshine they throw at the federal bench. within the face of a giant physique of labor learning judicial behavior as a functionality of inflexible dedication to ideology, American Guy indicates a facet of the judiciary that's imaginatively engaged, conscious of cultural tendencies, and reflective concerning the wider international and the position of the of legislation in it.

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