Re: RARA-AVIS: Real guys don't worry a whole lot about if they're real guys or n

From: jacquesdebierue (
Date: 27 Mar 2008

--- In, DJ-Anonyme@... wrote:
> Mario wrote:
> "Unfortunately, any analysis of such roles (essentially, manufactured
> gender, including modern unisex) must be local."
> Okay, I'll bite: Why "unfortunately"? I think it's the nonuniversal
> nature of it that makes it fascinating (and proves it's culturally
> constructed).

I meant unfortunately for the social scientists who would like to come up with a universal theory of such things. I consider it a fact that even within a small territory there are usually several (or many) cultures. I also consider it a fact that in principle cultures want to stay separate. And obviously each culture prefers its own thing to anything else.

>Have there been noir or hardboiled stories
> based on the idea of clashing ideals of masculinity?

I don't know of any beyond the fairly typical pairing of an "idea guy" with a "tough guy" in crime novels, in hardboiled capers for example.



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