A Bachelor's Family A memoir of relationship and childlessness

Close, Alan (2005) A Bachelor's Family A memoir of relationship and childlessness. Masters by Research thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


A Bachelor's Family is a memoir of relationship, exploring --from a male point of view--my trajectory to a 'circumstantially childless' middle age. The thesis argues for this memoir and my concurrently written magazine column In The Male, to be read in the context of 'masculinity politics', specifically as a site of what Bob Connell terms 'masculinity therapy'. As a writer heretofore of fiction, the fact that I should find myself working in these forms of creative non-fiction--both attempts to discuss aspects of contemporary masculinity in the public sphere--reflects not only recent

industry and reader interest in the form but, with its emphasis on the 'healing possibilities' of truthfulness and personal disclosure, embraces the essence of 'masculinity therapy'.

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ID Code: 16013
Item Type: QUT Thesis (Masters by Research)
Supervisor: Glover, Stuart & Neilsen, Philip
Keywords: Men, Memoir, Relationships, Masculinity Politics, Masculinity Therapy
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Department: Creative Industries
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright Alan Close
Deposited On: 03 Dec 2008 03:55
Last Modified: 28 Oct 2011 19:42

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