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Author Messerschmidt, James W

Title Hegemonic masculinities and camouflaged politics : unmasking the Bush dynasty and its war against Iraq / James W. Messerschmidt

Publ Info Boulder, Colo. : Paradigm Publishers, [2010]
 RWU Main Library  E882.2 .M47 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript x, 205 pages ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Part I: Hegemonic masculinities. Criticisms ; Reformulation -- Part II: Bush senior. Desert Storm ; Camouflage I -- Part III: Bush junior. Global war on terror ; Camouflage II
Note "Analyzing the speeches of the two Bush presidencies, this book presents a new conceptualization of hegemonic masculinity by making the case for a multiplicity of hegemonic masculinites locally, regionally, and globally. It outlines how state leaders may appeal to particular hegemonic masculinites in their attempt to "sell" wars and thereby camouflage salient political practices in the process. Messerschmidt offers a fresh historical perspective on the war against Iraq over an 18-year period, and he argues that we cannot truly understand this war outside of its gendered (masculine) and historical context."--BOOK JACKET
LC subject Bush, George, 1924- -- Political and social views
Bush, George W. (George Walker), 1946- -- Political and social views
Iraq War, 2003-2011
Masculinity -- Political aspects
ISBN 9781594518171 (hbk. : alk. paper)
1594518173 (hbk. : alk. paper)
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