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Ragged dicks [electronic resource] : masculinity, steel, and the rhetoric of the self-made man / James V. Catano.

By: Catano, James V, 1950-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, c2001Description: 1 online resource (x, 280 p.).ISBN: 0585457026 (electronic bk.); 9780585457024 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Men -- United States -- Psychology | Masculinity -- United States | Self-reliance -- United States | Success -- United States | Iron and steel workers -- United States | American literature -- History and criticism | English language -- United States -- Rhetoric | Masculinity in literature | Rhetoric and psychology | Men in literature | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Gender Studies | Electronic booksGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Ragged dicks.DDC classification: 305.31/0973 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Effective rhetoric/rhetorical effects: maintaining masculinity. Oedipal and preoedipal rhetoric ; Contemporary perspectives on rhetoric and myth -- Dominant myths/myths of domination: masculinity and agency. Society and agency, subjects and self-making ; Language, psychoanalysis, and rhetoric ; Social myths and sadomasochism -- A father is being beaten: history-making selves and self-making histories. Andrew Carnegie and middle-class myth ; The family romance ; Workplace ethos ; Maintaining doxa through mythic variation -- Beyond the buddy principle: individual struggle and masculine solidarity. Work shifts/mythic shifts ; Whittaker's Larry Locke: a story of labor and capital ; Sadomasochism and self-making ; Solidarity, mutuality, and unionization ; Intimacy and dependency -- Moving up or moving out: separation, mobility, agency. Journeyman/craftsman masculinity ; Company men and corporate power ; Immigration and agency ; Ethnicity and race -- Tapping the heat: race, racism, and erasure ; Frederick Douglass's rhetorics ; Racism in the steel industry ; Race and self-making, separation and sadism ; Race and the collapse of steel ; Self-making as self-erasure -- Making new metal from old: retooling the self-made man. Anti-institutionalism ; Talking the talk ; Walking the walk ; Solidarity, risk taking, and hot metal men.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 259-270) and index.

Effective rhetoric/rhetorical effects: maintaining masculinity. Oedipal and preoedipal rhetoric ; Contemporary perspectives on rhetoric and myth -- Dominant myths/myths of domination: masculinity and agency. Society and agency, subjects and self-making ; Language, psychoanalysis, and rhetoric ; Social myths and sadomasochism -- A father is being beaten: history-making selves and self-making histories. Andrew Carnegie and middle-class myth ; The family romance ; Workplace ethos ; Maintaining doxa through mythic variation -- Beyond the buddy principle: individual struggle and masculine solidarity. Work shifts/mythic shifts ; Whittaker's Larry Locke: a story of labor and capital ; Sadomasochism and self-making ; Solidarity, mutuality, and unionization ; Intimacy and dependency -- Moving up or moving out: separation, mobility, agency. Journeyman/craftsman masculinity ; Company men and corporate power ; Immigration and agency ; Ethnicity and race -- Tapping the heat: race, racism, and erasure ; Frederick Douglass's rhetorics ; Racism in the steel industry ; Race and self-making, separation and sadism ; Race and the collapse of steel ; Self-making as self-erasure -- Making new metal from old: retooling the self-made man. Anti-institutionalism ; Talking the talk ; Walking the walk ; Solidarity, risk taking, and hot metal men.

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