This book addresses the representation of masculinities in the work of J. M. Coetzee, with a particular focus on the writer's trilogy: Boyhood (1997), Youth (2002) and Summertime (2009). Provocatively dealing with questions of autobiography, Coetzee's trilogy provides a panoramic view of a man's development through various stages of life.
Daniel Matias holds a PhD in cultural studies from the New University of Lisbon. With a background in psychology, his research interests are located in the intersection of gender and postcolonial studies, with a focus on the formation of subjectivities and democratic masculinities. He works as a psychotherapist in private practice.
Acknowledgements - Foreword - Introduction: Coetzee, Gender and Ethics - Part I Masculinities - Becoming a Man - Part II Making Men: Places of Masculinities - Fathers of the Nation - Family Outcast - Art of One - Part III Making the Other: Alternatives to Hegemony - Race and Masculinities - "Shades and Shadows of Life": Women in Dark Times - Queer Other - Conclusions - Bibliography - Index.