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Conceiving Masculinity

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Preface and Acknowledgments 1 Mobilizing Gay Rights under Authoritarianism 2 Legal Restrictions, Political Norms, and Being Gay in Singapore 3 Timorous Beginnings 4 Cyber Organizing 5 Transition 6 Coming Out 7 Mobilizing in the Open 8 Pragmatic Resistance, Law, and Social Movements Appendix A: Research Design and Methods Appendix B: Study Respondents: Singapore's Gay Activists Appendix C: Singapore's Gay Movement Organizations and Major Events Notes References Index

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Shining a light on the world of male infertility, and how clinics bolster and protect men's notions of masculinity

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Liberty Walther Barnes is a Research Associate in the Department of Sociology at the University of Cambridge.


"[A] compassionate and substantive analysis of male infertility. Her ethnographic work is two-pronged: first, it reveals the history of male infertility and the responses of modern medicine; second, it studies the ways in which this oft-hidden precinct of medicine works overtime to bolster the masculinity of its patients [...] Barnes weaves a bounty of analytic threads into a compelling ethnography whose interviews with infertile men and their (mostly male) doctors make the story come richly alive in this overdue study." - Publishers Weekly

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