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Kelman and Masculinity

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    Rights statement: © Jones, C. (2010). Kelman and Masculinity. In S. Hames (Ed.), Edinburgh Companion to James Kelman. (pp. 111-120). (Edinburgh Companions to Scottish Literature). Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEdinburgh Companion to James Kelman
EditorsScott Hames
Place of PublicationEdinburgh
PublisherEdinburgh University Press
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9780748639649
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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NameEdinburgh Companions to Scottish Literature


This chapter deconstructs the masculinism of James Kelman's narrative style, positing his resistance to hegemonic male identity through representations of the male body as weak and porous, and a re-routing of hegemonic masculinity through women.

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  • James Kelman, gender, masculinity, hegemonic identity

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