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American Guy: Masculinity in American Law and Literature by Saul Levmore,Martha C. Nussbaum

By Saul Levmore,Martha C. Nussbaum

American man examines American norms of masculinity and their position within the legislation, bringing a number of methodological and disciplinary views to the intersection of yank gender, felony, 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. assorted 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 yankee men who proclaim a distinct means of being male. those essays absorb 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 way of Alison L. LaCroix and Martha Nussbaum, goals at reinvigorating the law-and-literature circulation via unique, cross-disciplinary insights. It embraces a number of voices from either inside and outdoors the academy, together with numerous contributions from favorite judges. those contributions are rather major, not just as gains specific to the sector, but in addition 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 exhibits an aspect of the judiciary that's imaginatively engaged, conscious of cultural tendencies, and reflective in regards to the wider global and the position of the of legislations in it.

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