Absent Fathers, Lost Sons: The Search for Masculine Identity by Guy Corneau

By Guy Corneau

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An event of the fragility of traditional photographs of masculinity is anything many glossy males proportion. Psychoanalyst man Corneau strains this event to an excellent deeper feeling males have in their fathers' silence or absence—sometimes literal, yet specially emotional and religious. Why is that this feeling so profound within the lives of the postwar "baby boom" generation—men who're now coming near near center age? simply because, he says, this new release marks a severe section within the lack of the masculine initiation rituals that previously ensured a boy's passage into manhood. In his attractive exam of the numerous alternative ways this lacking hyperlink manifests in men's lives, Corneau exhibits that, for males at the present time, regaining the basic "second birth" into manhood lies in gaining the facility to be a father to themselves—not merely as a method of therapeutic mental discomfort, yet as an important step within the technique of changing into entire.

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The plantation slaves who learned of Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation and the Jews who established the new state of Israel may have had a similar feeling, even if they had no unique word to name it. The Particularity of Associations Scientists have been surprised by the extreme specificity of the associations that are lost when a person suffers damage to certain brain sites following a stroke, accident, or infection. The location of the damage is often accompanied by difficulty in retrieving highly select associations.

Serbian students were asked to learn meaningless words, which possessed a mark for gender, for musical instruments. Later they were asked to describe each instrument. The instruments given a word with a masculine mark were characterized as louder, rougher, sharper, and more penetrating than the instruments marked feminine, which were designated as gentler, quieter, and softer. These facts invite the speculation that Germans, Italians, and French should have more obvious gender stereotypes than English speakers.

The words unmarried and bachelor have very specific meanings in societies that require a legal marital contract between two persons. One cannot understand this sentence without activating networks referring to men living without a partner and a marital contract. Technical advances in reproductive biology are altering the schemata and, therefore, the meaning of networks containing the term mother. Although most of a woman’s genes are located in the nuclei of her eggs, a small number, about thirty-­seven, lie in structures called mitochondria located in the portion of the cell outside the nucleus.

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