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SILVA, Sergio Gomes da. The male crisis: a gender identity and male literature criticism. Psicol. cienc. prof. [online]. 2006, vol.26, n.1, pp. 118-131. ISSN 1414-9893.

In the last years it was observed an increasing discussion in the crisis of masculinity. The “new man” would be in crisis because he isn´t able to find out an hegemonic identity model to describe his new condition. This crisis is reflected in the entry of women in the work field, high technology of reproduction and sexuality, uncountable roles and cares about body and aesthetic beauty and the attempt to keep a hegemonic and traditional model of man. From this point of view, this study tries to analyse the crisis of masculinity through a criticism of gender identity and male literature as a result of men´s studies. We propose, as an ethical approach, the definition of subject according to neopragmatism theory.

Palavras-chave : Male crisis; Gender and sexual identity; Neopragmatism.

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