Leaving Our Sureties Behind

Thomas Strychacz

in Dangerous Masculinities

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print January 2008 | ISBN: 9780813031613
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813038926 | DOI:
Leaving Our Sureties Behind

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This chapter discusses D. H. Lawrence's essays that advocate a “male position of power” within the context of natural gender roles. It also addresses the possibility of the formulation of an argument about Lawrence and Bonnie Kime Scott and implicitly prepares an argument for the relevance of contemporary masculinity studies. The chapter takes into consideration the fact that the dangers to Lawrence's rhetorical stance are obvious, and that it also promotes a gestic understanding of gender perfectly at home with some current expressions of feminist theory.

Keywords: D. H. Lawrence; male position; power; natural gender roles; Bonnie Kime Scott; contemporary masculinity studies; rhetorical stance; gender; feminist theory

Chapter.  8698 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards)

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