Monday, November 25, 2019

Jonathan A. Allan's Men, Masculinity and Popular Culture (2020)

For some reason the book's available now, and my copy just arrived in the post today, but it says it's a 2020 publication. I don't know why that is. An excerpt can be found here (via Google Books) and here's the publisher's webpage about the book. I've added notes about the contents of some of the chapters since that may be of interest to people who want to get a taste of Jonathan's arguments but can't afford to buy the book, or who'd like to read a bit more before they make a decision about purchasing the book.
  1. Introduction
  2. Studying the Popular Romance Novel
  3. Desiring Hegemonic Masculinity
As mentioned in the acknowledgements, this chapter "appeared previously as '"The Purity of His Maleness": Masculinity in Popular Romance Novels,' which appeared in Journal of Men's Studies (2016).
  1. Reconsidering the Money Shot: Orgasm and Masculinity
  2. Theorising Male Virginity in Popular Romance Fiction
As mentioned in the acknowledgements, this chapter "brings together two articles that appeared in Journal of Popular Romance Studies, 'Theorising Male Virginity in Popular Romance Novels' (2011) and '"And He Absolutely Fascinated Me": Masculinity and Virginity in Sherilee Gray's Breaking Him' (2019)". I don't think that second paper has appeared quite yet.
  1. Slashing and Queering Popular Romance Fiction
  2. Towards an Anatomy of Male/Male Popular Romance Novels
  3. Vanilla Sex, or Reading Pornography Romantically
  4. Conclusion
  5. Epilogue: Are Billionaires Still Sexy?

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