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1st Edition

Masculinities In Contemporary Culture

Edited By

Paul Smith

ISBN 9780429039072
Published March 11, 2019 by Routledge
336 Pages

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Book Description

Analyzing the meanings of masculinity in contemporary culture, this book examines specific cultural male icons like Muhammad Ali, Harvey Keitel, Jean-Claude Van Damme, and Newt Gingrich and explores the male stereotypes such as the cowboy, the father, the homosexual, and the Black terror.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. A Buffalo, New York Story 3. Father Figure 4. Dinge 5. Homo Academicus 6. Male Horror: On David Cronenberg 7. Telling Differences: Race, Gender, and Sexuality in The Crying Game 8. Scattered Speculations on the Value of Harvey Keitel 9. Hot Damme! Reflections on Gay Publicity 10. The Prettiest Postcolonial: Muhammad Ali 11. "Beat me outta me": Alternative Masculinities 12. Prosthetic Gender and Universal Intellect: Stephen Hawking's Law 13. Conservative Cowboy Stories: Adventures of the Chosen Sons 14. Of Newts and Quayles: National-Political Masculinity in the Current Conjuncture 15. A White Boy Is Being Beaten

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