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Into the fire, masculinities and militarism in Timothy Findley's The wars

by Hastings, Thomas William

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In The Wars, Timothy Findley represents the ways in which masculinity is forced to express itself within the patriarchal culture of the militas.. This dissertation argues that his novel examines the power dynamics of heterosexuality and simultaneously dismantles the ability of patriarchal phallicism to regulate masculinity. Working from the premise that there are a multiplicity of rnasculinities. the thesis posits that in The Wars Findley offers a performative theory of masculinity and, in doing sot reconceptualizes the relationship of masculinity to patriarchy.
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Date of Publication:01/01/1997

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