Amateur : a true story about what makes a man / Thomas Page McBee.

By: McBee, Thomas Page [author.]Material type: TextTextPublication details: New York, NY : Scribner, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2018, ©2018Edition: First Scribner hardcover editionDescription: 204 p. ; 22 cmISBN: 9781501168741; 1501168746Subject(s): Men -- Identity | Masculinity -- Social aspects | Men -- Psychology | SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gender Studies | SOCIAL SCIENCE / Men's Studies | BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / General | Men -- Identity | Men -- PsychologyGenre/Form: Biographies. | Nonfiction. DDC classification: 155.3/32 LOC classification: HQ1090 | .M394 2018Summary: "From an award-winning writer whose work bristles with "hard-won strength, insight, agility, and love" (Maggie Nelson), an exquisite and troubling narrative of masculinity, violence, and society. In this groundbreaking new book, the author, a trans man, trains to fight in a charity match at Madison Square Garden while struggling to untangle the vexed relationship between masculinity and violence. Through his experience boxing--learning to get hit, and to hit back; wrestling with the camaraderie of the gym; confronting the betrayals and strength of his own body--McBee examines the weight of male violence, the pervasiveness of gender stereotypes, and the limitations of conventional masculinity. A wide-ranging exploration of gender in our society, Amateur is ultimately a story of hope, as McBee traces a new way forward, a new kind of masculinity, inside the ring and outside of it. In this graceful, stunning, and uncompromising exploration of living, fighting, and healing, we gain insight into the stereotypes and shifting realities of masculinity today through the eyes of a new man"--
List(s) this item appears in: Coll. Violences sexuelles
Star ratings
    Average rating: 0.0 (0 votes)
Holdings
Item type Current library Collection Call number Status Date due Barcode
Books Bibliothèque à livres ouverts
Violences sexuelles
Violences sexuelles VS 155 MCB (Browse shelf (Opens below)) Available X30790

Includes bibliographical references.

"From an award-winning writer whose work bristles with "hard-won strength, insight, agility, and love" (Maggie Nelson), an exquisite and troubling narrative of masculinity, violence, and society. In this groundbreaking new book, the author, a trans man, trains to fight in a charity match at Madison Square Garden while struggling to untangle the vexed relationship between masculinity and violence. Through his experience boxing--learning to get hit, and to hit back; wrestling with the camaraderie of the gym; confronting the betrayals and strength of his own body--McBee examines the weight of male violence, the pervasiveness of gender stereotypes, and the limitations of conventional masculinity. A wide-ranging exploration of gender in our society, Amateur is ultimately a story of hope, as McBee traces a new way forward, a new kind of masculinity, inside the ring and outside of it. In this graceful, stunning, and uncompromising exploration of living, fighting, and healing, we gain insight into the stereotypes and shifting realities of masculinity today through the eyes of a new man"--

There are no comments on this title.

to post a comment.

Click on an image to view it in the image viewer

Powered by Koha