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Bourdieu, Hysteresis, and Shame: Spinal Cord Injury and the Gendered Habitus

Barrett, Timothy


This article offers a consideration of the gendered emotion of shame within the context of the lived experiences of spinal cord injured men, using found life histories as a source material. Drawing upon the Bourdieusian concept of hysteresis, I theorize the emergence of a gendered disjuncture between incorporated expectations, values and assumptions, and the substantive enactments of masculinity socially available in the aftermath of spinal cord injury. Shame was often experienced within...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: Men and Masculinities
DOI: 10.1177/1097184X16652658


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