We all want to get better, we all want to be the best at what we do and I’m no different. I’ve been wondering about how to maximise my independent study so as to best make use of my time and I think I’ve found some answers.
Why and how is black masculinity replicated by white boys in a mixed race US high school? The answer may only be regarding one boy, in one racially charged situation but it does offer some pointers on how masculinity is represented in linguistics.
Bucholtz, M. (1999). You da man: Narrating the racial other in the production of white masculinity. Journal of sociolinguistics, 3(4), 443-460.
Last week we left off after reading the Introduction and Historical Origins of the Sôshokukei Danshi (or herbivorous men). The insights were prescience and original (to me at least). The final 4 chapters are a mixed bag however. Whilst the chapters dealing the critique directed at Japanese men who reject traditional masculinity propose nothing new, the linguistic analysis of agency is spot on!
Tamaru, C. A. (2012). The “herbivorous” men of Japan: negotiating new masculinities (Doctoral dissertation).
As this paper is in the form of a doctoral thesis, it’s a little longer than what I’ve been working through up till now. Beyond just the length, there is a greater depth of detail that I get to digest and frankly, this paper is worth digesting. This post is on the first two chapters, an introduction and the ‘Historical Origins of the sôshokukei danshi . These chapters set the scene and give us a background of the cultural landscape that the herbivorous men live in.
Tamaru, C. A. (2012). The” herbivorous” men of Japan: negotiating new masculinities (Doctoral dissertation).