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1st Edition

Masculinities in Contemporary Culture

Edited By

Paul Smith

ISBN 9780367009212
Published April 9, 2020 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

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

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