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Masculinities In Contemporary Culture, 1st Edition

Edited by Paul Smith


326 pages

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pub: 2020-04-03
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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

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General