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Amateur: A Reckoning With Gender, Identity and Masculinity

Author: McBee, Thomas Page
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Pub Date: 14/03/2019
Publisher: CANONGATE
ISBN: 9781786891006
Availability: In stock
Quick overview An exploration of modern masculinity by the first transgender man to box at Madison Square Garden, shortlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize
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Shortlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction
Longlisted for the Wellcome Book Prize

In this groundbreaking new book, Thomas Page McBee, a trans man, trains to fight in a charity match at Madison Square Garden while struggling to untangle the vexed relationship between masculinity and violence.

Through his experience of boxing - learning to get hit, and to hit back; wrestling with the camaraderie of the gym; confronting the betrayals and strength of his own body - McBee examines the weight of male violence, the pervasiveness of gender stereotypes and the limitations of conventional masculinity. A wide-ranging exploration of gender in our society, Amateur is ultimately a story of hope, as McBee traces a way forward: a new masculinity, inside the ring and out of it.

A graceful and uncompromising exploration of living, fighting and healing, in Amateur we gain insight into the stereotypes and shifting realities of masculinity today through the eyes of a new man.

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