"Śląskie Studia Polonistyczne" Nr 1-2 (2016), s. 247-256
The classic study of the German social anthropologist is discussed in the
context of different trends in “masculinity studies”. The reviewer demonstrates that
“male fantasies,” analysed by Theweleit, are not solely a historical phenomenon, but
nowadays – in a slightly modified form – can urge young men to (often dangerous)
actions. Moreover, Theweleit’s book is also worth reading because throughout almost
the whole previous century the Polish variant of masculinity has been referring to the
hegemonic German masculinity as its antithesis.