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Amateur A Reckoning with Gender, Identity, and Masculinity

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ISBN-10: 1501168754

ISBN-13: 9781501168758

Edition: 2018

Authors: Thomas Page McBee

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A "no-holds-barred examination of masculinity" (Buzzfeed) and violence from award-winning author Thomas Page McBee. In this "refreshing and radical" (The Guardian) narrative, Thomas McBee, a trans man, sets out to uncover what makes a man--and what being a "good" man even means--through his experience training for and fighting in a charity boxing match at Madison Square Garden. A self-described "amateur" at masculinity, McBee embarks on a wide-ranging exploration of gender in society, examining sexism, toxic masculinity, and privilege. As he questions the limitations of gender roles and the roots of masculine aggression, he finds intimacy, hope, and even love in the experience of boxing…    
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Book details

List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 2018
Publisher: Scribner
Publication date: 5/14/2019
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.37" long x 0.60" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

Thomas Page McBee was the 'masculinity expert' for VICE and has written the columns 'Self-Made Man' for the Rumpus and 'The American Man' for Pacific Standard. His essays and reportage have appeared in the New York Times, Playboy, The Atlantic, Glamour, Salon, and Buzzfeed, where he was a regular contributor on gender issues. Man Alive won the LAMBDA Literary Award and was named a Book of the Year by Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, NPR Books, and BuzzFeed. He lives in New York City, where he works at the editor of special projects at Quartz. @thomaspagemcbee