Masculinities Without Men?

Masculinities without Men? is a book by Jean Bobby Noble.

Masculinities without Men?
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AuthorJean Bobby Noble


Noble explores how the construction of gender was thrown into crisis during the twentieth-century, resulting in a permanent rupture in the sex/gender system, and how masculinity became an unstable category, altered across time, region, social class, and ethnicity. Noble demonstrates that transgender and transsexual masculinity began to emerge as a unique category in late twentieth-century fiction, distinct from lesbian or female masculinity.


Masculinities without Men? has gotten some significant scholarly notice. However, reviews of the book have been mixed.[1][2][3][4][5]


  1. ^ Breger, Claudia (Jan–Apr 2005). "Feminine Masculinities: Scientific and Literary Representations of "Female Inversion" at the Turn of the Twentieth Century". Journal of the History of Sexuality. 14 (1/2): 76–106. doi:10.1353/sex.2006.0004. JSTOR 3704710.
  2. ^ McCormack, Donna (2006). "Masculinities without Men?: Female Masculinity in Twentieth-Century: Fictions (review)". Journal of the History of Sexuality. 15 (2): 333–338. doi:10.1353/sex.2007.0010.
  3. ^ Detloff, Madelyn (2006). "Gender Please, Without the Gender Police: Rethinking Pain in Archetypal Narratives of Butch, Transgender, and FTM Masculinity". Journal of Lesbian Studies. 10 (1–2): 87–105. doi:10.1300/J155v10n01_05. PMID 16873216.
  4. ^ Trimble, Sarah. "Playing Peter Pan: Conceptua izing "Bois" in Contemporary Queer Theory". Canadian Woman Studies. 24 (2–3): 57–84.
  5. ^ Norocel, Ov Cristian (2010). "Romania is a family and it needs a strict father: conceptual metaphors at work in radical right populist discourses". Nationalities Papers: The Journal of Nationalism and Ethnicity. 38 (5): 705–721. doi:10.1080/00905992.2010.498465.

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