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ERIC Number: EJ1091894
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0270-2711
"Murder Me…become a Man": Establishing the Masculine Care Circle in Young Adult Dystopia
Seymour, Jessica
Reading Psychology, v37 n4 p627-649 2016
Young adult (YA) dystopia, a genre which is led almost exclusively by young female protagonists, has gained much scholarly attention in recent years. While most of the academic discussions focus, rightly, on portrayals of female characters and gender performance, portrayals of masculinity have failed to elicit the same scholarly response. This article argues that YA dystopia has begun to model a more inclusive, broader approach to masculine behavior by portraying male characters in nurturing positions and forming care relationships with other characters in the narrative. These relationships form a "care circle" of dependent characters, which guides how male characters approach the performance of masculinity.
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Language: English
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