1st Edition

Masculinity Bodies, Movies, Culture

Edited By Peter Lehman Copyright 2001

    Lehman brings together new work on masculinity in film by established film scholars, new academics, performance artists, and cultural critics. The essays analyze trends from the role of gay men in saving heterosexuality to the emergence of new queer cinema.

    Acknowledgments; Introduction, Peter Lehman; 1. Someone is Going to Pay: Resurgent White Masculinity in Ransom, Krin Gabbard; 2. Crying Over the Melodramatic Penis: Melodrama and Male Nudity in Films of the 90s, Peter Lehman; 3. The Saviors and the Saved: Masculine Redemption in Contemporary Films, Amy Aronson and Michael Kimmel; 4. Identity, Queerness and Homosocial Bonding: The Case of Swingers, Justin Wyatt; 5. Rape Fantasies: Hollywood and Homophobia, Joe Wlodarz; 6. Choosing to Be Not a Man: Masculine Anxiety in Nouri Bouzid's Rih Essed/Man of Ashes, Robert Lang and Maher Ben Moussa; 7. T(he)-Men's Room: Masculinity and Space in Anthony Mann's T-Men, Susan White; 8. The Talented Poststructuralist: Heteromasculinity, Gay Artifice, and Class Passing, Chris Straayer; 9. Emotional Constipation and the Power of Dammed Masculinity: Deliverance and the Paradoxes of Male Liberation, Sally Robinson; 10. As a Mother Cuddles a Child: Sexuality and Masculinity in World War II Combat Films, Robert Eberwein; 11. The Nation and the Nude: Colonial Masculinity and the Spectacle of the Male Body in Recent Canadian Cinema(s), Lee Parpart; 12. Lynching Photography and the Black Beast Rapist in the Southern White Masculine Imagination, Amy Louise Wood; 13. Screening the Italian-American Male, Aaron Baker and Juliann Vitullo; 14. Studs Have Feelings Too: Warren Beatty and the Question of Star Discourse and Gender, Lucia Bozzola; 15. James Bond's Penis, Toby Miller; 16. Oliver Stone's Nixon and the Unmanning of the Self-Made Man, Dennis Bingham; 17. Suck, Spit, Chew, Swallow: A Performative Exploration of Men's Bodies, Tim Miller; Contributors; Index


    Peter Lehman is Professor at Arizona State University at Tempe. He is the editor of Defining Cinema (1997) and the author of Running Scared: Masculinity and the Representation of the Male Body (1993).

    "...Lehman offers us a fascinating menu of how notions of masculinity are fabricated and maintained." -- Village Voice