• Giuseppe Balirano
  • Paul Baker
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Language, Gender and Sexuality book series (PSLGS)


This chapter introduces the collection of chapters in this book, focusing on defining two central concepts, masculinity and queer, as well as examining the relationship between the two. The chapter provides a critical overview of research at the intersection of masculinity studies and queer theory and then gives an outline of the remaining 12 chapters.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Giuseppe Balirano
    • 1
  • Paul Baker
    • 2
  1. 1.Literary, Linguistic and Comparative StudiesUniversity of Naples “L’Orientale”NaplesItaly
  2. 2.Linguistics and English LanguageLancaster UniversityLancashireUK

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