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Phallacies: Historical Intersections of Disability and Masculinity

Kathleen M. Brian and James W. Trent, Jr.


Phallacies: Historical Intersections of Disability and Masculinity is a collection of essays that focuses on disabled men who negotiate their masculinity as well as their disability. Some chapters deal with institutional structures that define what it means to be a man with a disability, and other chapters consider the place of women in situations where masculinity and disability are constructed. Also in this volume, some chapters explore men with physical and war-related disabilities; other chapters investigate male hysteria, suicide clubs, and mercy killing; and still other chapters consider ... More

Keywords: masculinity, disability, disabled, male hysteria, suicide clubs, war-related disabilities, mercy killing

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780190458997
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190458997.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kathleen M. Brian, editor
Lecturer in Liberal Studies, Western Washington University

James W. Trent, Jr., editor
Professor, Gordon College

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David Serlin

Part I Is He Normal?

1 Disability’s Other

Anna Creadick

3 Black and Crazy

Lawrence E. Holcomb

4 Masculinity or Bust

Murray K. Simpson

Part II War, Manhood, and Disability

6 Half a Man

Beth Linker and Whitney E. Laemmli

Part III Disabled Man as “Less than a Man”

8 Hysteria in the Male

Daniela S. Barberis

9 Down and Out

Robert Bogdan

10 Death on a Silver Platter

Ivy George and James W. Trent Jr.

Part IV Men and Boys as “Supercrips”

12 Making Useful Men

Rebecca Ellis

13 Weeping and Bad Hair

Meghan Henning

14 Porgy and Dubose

Susan Schweik

15 Masculinity and Disability

Carolyn Slaughter