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Making My Masculine Body Behave

Ronald J. Pelias
International Review of Qualitative Research
Vol. 1, No. 1 (Spring 2008), pp. 65-74
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1525/irqr.2008.1.1.65
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Abstract

Abstract Using Constantin Stanislavki's vocabulary for actor training, I offer an autoethnographic essay that explores my performances as a man, a man who does and does not measure up to the cultural ideal. I juxtapose cultural scripts against personal experience in order to demonstrate the tensions that emerge as I try to negotiate the masculine roles I have been asked to play.

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