Being and performing the masculinity in Karim Raslan's Go East

Collin, Jerome (2008) Being and performing the masculinity in Karim Raslan's Go East. k@ta, 10 (1). pp. 1-13. ISSN 1411-2639

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This paper explores the concept of being and performing masculinity in Karim Raslan’s short story Go East. Torn between being a man in his own terms and performing socially endorsed masculine roles and sexual desires, the protagonist, Mahmud, negotiates and transgresses gender borders, resulting in his inability to sexually perform with women and incapacity for emotional and physical intimacy with men. Yet, he overcomes his impotence through heterosexual intercourse despite imagining making love to men.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Masculinity, male homosociality, homosexuality, homoeroticism, gender borders,unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Language Studies & Communication Studies
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2016 07:24
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2016 02:37

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