SALAAMAT AND HEGEMONIC PRESSURES: CHALLENGING THE MASCULINE IDEAL IN UZMA ASLAM KHAN’S TRESPASSING

Authors

  • Maria Mushtaq English Dep. International Islamic University, Islamabad Pakistan.
  • Saiyma Aslam Department of English, IIUI Pakistyan.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.52567/pjsr.v4i04.1275

Abstract

Masculinity just like any other identity is complex and always in flux. The present study discusses the character of Salaamat in Uzma Aslam Khan’s Trespassing to highlight the complexity which male identity constitutes. It views the struggles faced by non-hegemonic male within hegemonic and hypermasculine settings. This qualitative study takes R. W. Connell’s concept of multiple masculinities along with the intersects of nation and neurodiversity to study Salaamat’s experiences in relation to his gender identity. The study draws a conclusion about Salaamat’s masculinity as negotiating and struggling after he moves to the city before reverting back to his non-hegemonic identity towards the end of the text.

Keywords: Masculinities, National Identities, Neurodiversity.

Author Biographies

Maria Mushtaq, English Dep. International Islamic University, Islamabad Pakistan.

Ph.D. Scholar

 

Saiyma Aslam, Department of English, IIUI Pakistyan.

Assistant Professor 

          

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Published

2022-03-31