Contemporary Irish Masculinities : Male Homosociality in Sally Rooney's Novels
Part of the Routledge Focus on Literature series
This is the first book of its kind to examine all male homosocial relations in Sally Rooney's novels. It provides a comprehensive study of male homosociality by combining empirical research with literary criticism. It highlights the role of male homosociality in men's gendered socialisation. It demonstrates the negative impact of societal policing of masculinity on men's opportunities to form meaningful bonds with other men.