Orion's Legacy

Orion's Legacy : 8a Cultural History of Man as Hunter

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Using the mixed mythic message of Orion as a central metaphor, author Charles Bergman brilliantly examines the role of the hunter and the hunt in defining masculinity and male identity in our culture's history and, ultimately, in our times. At once a groundbreaking exploration and a soul-searching meditation, Orion's Legacy draws upon both remarkable scholarly erudition and intimate personal experience to illumine how the hunting image and ethos have shaped the role in which men have been cast by society as well as the ways they see and judge themselves. More than this, it incisively probes how the hunt has permeated male sexuality, making the female both an object of desire and a target of domination, both loved one and prey, giving intercourse between the sexes the flavor of a war between them.show more

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  • Hardback | 359 pages
  • 160.02 x 236.22 x 33.02mm | 635.03g
  • Dutton Books
  • United States
  • English
  • 0525940073
  • 9780525940074

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