Media Masculinity Within the Margins
Introduction No, not that guy. The other guy
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No, not that guy. The other guy
The male subject’s aspirations to mastery and sufficiency are undermined from many directions—by the Law of Language, which founds subjectivity on a void; by the castration crisis; by sexual, economic, and racial oppression; and by the traumatically unassimilable nature of certain historical events.1
—KAJA SILVERMAN, MALE SUBJECTIVITY AT THE MARGINS
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