Metaphors of Masculinity
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Metaphors of Masculinity
Sex and Status in Andalusian Folklore

Stanley Brandes

248 pages | 6 x 9
Paper 1980 | ISBN 978-0-8122-1105-4 | $26.50s | £17.50 | Add to cart
A volume in the Publications of the American Folklore Society series

In the Andalusian communities throughout the olive-growing region of southeastern Spain men show themselves to be primarily concerned with two problems of identity: their place in the social hierarchy, and the maintenance of their masculinity in the context of their culture.

In this study of projective behavior as found in the folklore of an Andalusian town, Stanley Brandes is careful to support psychological interpretations with ethnographic evidence. His emphasis on male folklore provides a timely complement to current research on women.

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