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Boys Don't Cry?: Rethinking Narratives of Masculinity and Emotion in the U.S.

Milette Shamir and Jennifer Travis

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Paper, 320 pages,
ISBN: 978-0-231-12035-7
$29.00 / £20.00

April, 2002
Cloth, 320 pages,
ISBN: 978-0-231-12034-0
$90.00 / £62.00

"This book questions the persistence of the emotionally alienated male in narratives of white, middle-class masculinity and addresses the political and social implications of male emotional expression." — Brandeis Review

"This collection of eleven scholarly essays successfully combines a cultural history of male emotion with detailed readings of male-authored texts . . . Shamir and Travis's collection discovers male emotionality to be far more intricate than many facile equations of masculine subjectivity . . . are inclined to allow for." — Berthold Schoene, Modernism/Modernity

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About the Author

Milette Shamir is lecturer in American literature at Tel Aviv University. Jennifer Travis is assistant professor of English at St. John’s University in New York.

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