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Amateur : a true story about what makes a man / Thomas Page McBee.

  • McBee, Thomas Page
  • Books

About this work


"...Thomas Page McBee, a trans man, trains to fight in a charity match at Madison Square Garden while struggling to untangle the vexed relationship between masculinity and violence.Through his experience of boxing - learning to get hit, and to hit back; wrestling with the camaraderie of the gym; confronting the betrayals and strength of his own body - McBee examines the weight of male violence, the pervasiveness of gender stereotypes and the limitations of conventional masculinity. A wide-ranging exploration of gender in our society, Amateur is ultimately a story of hope, as McBee traces a way forward: a new masculinity, inside the ring and out of it..."--Publisher description.


Edinburgh : Canongate, 2018.

Physical description

203 pages ; 23 cm

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-204).


Longlisted for Wellcome Book Prize 2019



  • English

Where to find it

  • LocationStatus
    History of Medicine
    BZP (McBee)
    Open shelves

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  • 1786890976
  • 9781786890979