Most of the literature on men and masculinity that is concerned with the men's movement or personal change in relation to white heterosexual men emphasises men's emotional inexpressiveness
Stanley Cavell says of melodrama that what it fears most of all is suffocation, "the terror of absolute inexpressiveness
," which paradoxically, he claims, "reveals itself as a terror of absolute expressiveness, unconditioned exposure.
Peyrol's observant but largely unreflective consciousness is the focalizer which produces a narrative acutely precise in outline, colored by the somewhat austere sedative of a seaman's inexpressiveness
Des Esseintes' avoidance of society, his loathing for the language of the tribe, his gradual movement away from literature toward art's consummation as the perfection of the ineffable, signal an incorporation of the mother as her inexpressiveness
will show best the impossibility of a way out of language, because even when one sees oneself "rise and disappear," someone will inevitably be found, at "another place in the place where he sat" (115).
This marvelous quartet of Giselles was matched by the strong dancing of their Albrechts, although compared with their fervently naturalistic ballerinas, the acting of the men--like that of the two stalwart yet essentially boring Hilarions, Ilya Kuznetsov and Nikolai Godunov--appeared conventional to the point of inexpressiveness
, one in which I am not merely unknown, but in which I
1983 "Men, inexpressiveness
, and power", in: Barrie Thorne -- Cheris Kramarae -- Nancy Henley (eds.
In The Ring (1927), cinematic inexpressiveness
is implicit in film's analogies between the putative meaning of signs and the actual incoherence of boxing, especially in two famous dissolves.
Lehrman suggests that this probably won't change because of women's evolutionary heritage and leaves it at that - even though she has no trouble arguing that other traits that she believes may have genetic roots, such as male inexpressiveness
or female emotional dependency, need to change.
Sattel (1992) argues that male inexpressiveness
is of no cultural value on its own but is essential to the assumption of male power.
These women set out determined, but with trepidation, to raise feminist men in a world of male violence, exploitation of women and manly inexpressiveness