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The Resource Amateur : a true story about what makes a man, Thomas Page McBee

Amateur : a true story about what makes a man, Thomas Page McBee

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Amateur : a true story about what makes a man
Title
Amateur
Title remainder
a true story about what makes a man
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Page McBee
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From an award-winning writer whose work bristles with "hard-won strength, insight, agility, and love" (Maggie Nelson), an exquisite and troubling narrative of masculinity, violence, and society. In this groundbreaking new book, the author, a trans man, trains to fight in a charity match at Madison Square Garden while struggling to untangle the vexed relationship between masculinity and violence. Through his experience boxing--learning to get hit, and to hit back; wrestling with the camaraderie of the gym; confronting the betrayals and strength of his own body--McBee examines the weight of male violence, the pervasiveness of gender stereotypes, and the limitations of conventional masculinity. A wide-ranging exploration of gender in our society, Amateur is ultimately a story of hope, as McBee traces a new way forward, a new kind of masculinity, inside the ring and outside of it. In this graceful, stunning, and uncompromising exploration of living, fighting, and healing, we gain insight into the stereotypes and shifting realities of masculinity today through the eyes of a new man"--
Summary
A transgender man, the first to ever box in Madison Square Garden, explores the role of gender in modern American society and the weight of male violence as he discusses living, fighting and healing, inside and outside the ring
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10688006
Cataloging source
DLC
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McBee, Thomas Page
Dewey number
155.3/32
Index
no index present
LC call number
HQ1090
LC item number
.M394 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Men
  • Masculinity
  • Men
  • Transgender people
Target audience
adult
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a true story about what makes a man
Label
Amateur : a true story about what makes a man, Thomas Page McBee
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
204 pages
Isbn
9781501168741
Lccn
2017061731
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1011115404
  • (OCoLC)1011115404
Label
Amateur : a true story about what makes a man, Thomas Page McBee
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
204 pages
Isbn
9781501168741
Lccn
2017061731
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1011115404
  • (OCoLC)1011115404

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