This book emphasizes specific aspects of cinematic representations of gender and authority, highlighting the multiple, competing versions of masculinity and femininity constructed in Hollywood movies in the 1980s and the different class positions of their primary, intended audiences.
0. Introduction 1. The Return of the Repressed: Lucas and Spielberg's Temple of Doom 2. Redeeming Images: The Wild Man Comes Home 3. Secrets of Success in Postmodem Society 4. Transforming Heroes: Hollywood and the Demonization of Women 5. Who Will Do the Caring? Domestic Men and Independent Women in the Movies