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Article Title

Manhood, Lorain-Style

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Abstract

Manhood, Lorain Style is a narrative essay in which the author discusses issues of masculinity and gender identity in the working-class environment of his hometown Lorain, Ohio. Written mostly as a story, the essay recounts a fistfight that the author provoked and participated in when he was sixteen years old in order to prove he wasn’t “gay” based on the standards of what he considers Rust Belt masculinity.

Keywords

masculinity, working-class, gender performance, deindustrialization, Rust Belt, personal essay, nonfiction

Rights

Copyright © 2009 Nick Kowalczyk

DOI

10.13008/2151-2957.1062

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