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Marked Men

Marked Men

Author: Sally Robinson

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231112932

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 271

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A study of post-Vietnam American literature and culture focusing on narratives of bodily trauma evident in a wide range of texts by and about other white men.

Marked Men

Marked Men

Author: Michael C. White

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 0826212948

Category: Fiction

Page: 199

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"In "Heights," we meet a young woman whose husband is paralyzed and who must come to grips with the life she now finds herself inhabiting; in "Disturbances," a doctor is called to the scene of a brutal murder, only to discover he will be asked to do much more than pronounce the man dead; in "Burn Patterns," an arson investigator traveling to the scene of a fire picks up a young runaway drifter, an event that causes him to reflect on his own failed marriage; in "The Crossing," a recent widow learns to deal with her fears regarding her alien new life; and in "The Cardiologist's House," the narrator builds model houses at night when he can't sleep and at the same time keeps watch on a neighbor who is having an affair."--BOOK JACKET.

Pick 6 Cages

Pick 6 Cages

Author: Crawford Rhine

Publisher: eXtasy Books

ISBN: 9781487432461

Category: Fiction

Page: 203

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Brand gets called to Service and waits to meet his Master. He quickly finds out that the Master is a famous football player, Marshall Taylor, but he is undecided about what kind of Servant he wants. Brand is in competition with at least five others and he is put on the spot immediately. He performs well enough to catch the Master’s attention, but it is with one of the Master’s friends that he makes an immediate connection, Chase McIntyre. Marshall decides to purchase four of the six Servants and moves them into his house. Chase and Brand take their infatuation to a whole new level, leaving them both in a dilemma with no resolution. Chase has to save Brand from some kidnappers, which makes Marshall realize that he should be Brand’s true Master. Brand is so close to getting everything he wants, but is it that simple?

Devil's Mark

Devil's Mark

Author: Don Pendleton

Publisher: Gold Eagle

ISBN: 9781426876387

Category: Fiction

Page: 247

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Trouble on the U.S. border with Mexico puts Mack Bolan in the middle of a DEA counter-narcotics operation that's been compromised in the worst way. The mission takes a bizarre and unexpected twist when headless corpses from both sides of the cartel wars indicate a new player has entered the game. The mysterious figure is spoken of in terrified whispers as "The Beast." All knowing, all seeing, his ruthless henchmen appear out of nowhere, spreading slaughter and commanding deathly silence. Bolan has seen enough evil in the world to know monsters exist—but in his experience they are all too human, preying on the innocent and the weak. And he is determined that whoever or whatever is behind the biggest coup of Mexico's drug trade will face his retribution.

The Sword of the Apocalypse

The Sword of the Apocalypse

Author: Phillip Giarraputo

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

ISBN: 9781480959866

Category: Fiction

Page: 348

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The Sword of the Apocalypse By: Phillip Giarraputo The Sword of the Apocalypse is a unique twist on the end of the world, with a fantasy component, including the sword and the quest to retrieve it, all leading up to the final battle of good versus evil.

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Author: United States. Congress Senate

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:35112102285469

Category: United States

Page: 1984

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Abolishing White Masculinity from Mark Twain to Hiphop

Abolishing White Masculinity from Mark Twain to Hiphop

Author: Stephany Rose

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739181232

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 212

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Abolishing White Masculinity from Mark Twain to Hiphop, a groundbreaking text in critical whiteness studies and literary criticism, looks toward white American male literature explicitly for racialized social commentary on the construction of whiteness, as an identity and power source. Works of Mark Twain, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Adam Mansbach are probed for inward projections of imaginative fissures concerning the construction of white masculinity as ultimate representations of white identity.

Ford Sterling

Ford Sterling

Author: Wendy Warwick White

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786482207

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 207

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Vaudeville, burlesque, Shakespeare, baseball—in the course of his career, Ford Sterling performed them all. The well-educated son of a middle-class Chicago family, Sterling succumbed to the acting bug and left school at the age of 18. After trying a variety of performing activities—including working as an aerobatic circus clown—Sterling found his true niche in comedy. Best known for his role as the Keystone Kops villain, Sterling was a comedy legend as great as Charlie Chaplin in the opening decades of the twentieth century. He left his mark on silent film and effortlessly made the transition to sound, becoming one of the most sought-after character actors of the 1920s. From A Dutch Gold Mine to Many Unhappy Returns, this biography chronicles the life and times of George Ford Stich, Jr. (aka Ford Sterling). It follows Sterling from his childhood to his college days at Notre Dame, where he got his first taste of acting. The main focus of the work is Sterling’s career, from 1911 to 1937, which is unfortunately largely forgotten today. With an emphasis on correcting inaccuracies and restoring Sterling’s legacy, this volume examines his on-screen work, his production ventures, his reputation as a world renowned photographer and his final debilitating illness. A detailed filmography provides all known production, cast and crew information as well as a synopsis for each film when available. The work is also indexed.

Masculinity Studies and Feminist Theory

Masculinity Studies and Feminist Theory

Author: Judith Kegan Gardiner

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231504918

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

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Why is there so much talk of a "crisis" of masculinity? How have ideas of manhood been transformed by feminism? Does feminism hold the key to the development of more egalitarian forms of masculinity? Masculinity Studies and Feminist Theory addresses central questions about the analysis and construction of masculinity in contemporary society. The volume examines the ways male privilege and power are constituted and represented and explores the effect of such constructions on both men and women. With subjects ranging from Robert Bly ́s Iron John to Tom Hank ́s "niceness," this collection overturns old paradigms about identity, victimization, and dominant and alternative forms of masculinity to advance new dialogues between masculinity studies and feminist theory. Looking particularly at literature, film, and classroom practices, Masculinity Studies and Feminist Theory links the analysis of masculinities with feminism ́s ethical and political agenda for the future. Its authors share a conviction that such a link not only reveals the persistence, now more subtle and varied, of male entitlement but also promises to create an enriched and reinvigorated feminism for a new century. Why is there so much talk of a "crisis" of masculinity? How have ideas of manhood been transformed by feminism? Does feminism hold the key to the development of more egalitarian forms of masculinity? Masculinity Studies and Feminist Theory addresses central questions about the analysis and construction of masculinity in contemporary society. The volume examines the ways male privilege and power are constituted and represented and explores the effect of such constructions on both men and women. With subjects ranging from Robert Bly's Iron John to Tom Hank's "niceness," this collection overturns old paradigms about identity, victimization, and dominant and alternative forms of masculinity to advance new dialogues between masculinity studies and feminist theory. Looking particularly at literature, film, and classroom practices, Masculinity Studies and Feminist Theory links the analysis of masculinities with feminism's ethical and political agenda for the future. Its authors share a conviction that such a link not only reveals the persistence, now more subtle and varied, of male entitlement but also promises to create an enriched and reinvigorated feminism for a new century.

Blood Relations

Blood Relations

Author: Jes Battis

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786483067

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 200

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The television series Buffy and Angel revolve around radical conceptions of family. Indeed, their coherence depends on the establishment of nontraditional families that admit vampires, demons, witches, werewolves, and other bizarre characters without censuring them for their peculiarities. This work argues that what makes these characters enduring and engaging is their critical family connections—for their most involved struggles occur not within the graveyard, but around the dinner table, just as the most challenging adversarial forces that they must face are not demons or vampires but the stuff of everyday life. What does “family” encompass within these two series? How does it relate to concepts of gender, sexuality, power and the supernatural as they emerge from the shows’ complex narratives? This book explores such questions. It also examines the “chosen family” (an idea marketed specifically by successful programs such as Friends and Sex in the City within the past ten years), juxtaposing it against various images of the fractured biological family displayed in both Buffy and Angel. Through eight chapters addressing various family-related aspects within both shows, this work plots the trajectory of this unstable notion of family, even as it is transformed, remediated, and rendered unrecognizable from a “family values” perspective by the unique and supernatural relationships that proliferate in Buffy and Angel.