Hero and Anti-hero in the American Football Novel: Changing Conceptions of Masculinity from the Nineteenth Century to the Twenty-first-century

Hero and Anti-hero in the American Football Novel: Changing Conceptions of Masculinity from the Nineteenth Century to the Twenty-first-century

By: Donald Lee Deardorff (author)Hardback

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Description

This book examines the rise and evolution of the football narrative, from 1870 to the present, in order to analyze and define the process by which American men have sought to fashion masculine identity over the last century. The author uses the athletic hero as a representative of a larger number of templates or centers (the religious man, the business tycoon, the family man, the rebel, etc.), many of which have been used by various men to make meaning of their lives.

About Author

Donald Lee Deardorff, II is Professor at Cedarville University.

Contents

Preface; 1. Masculinity as a Search for Meaning; 2. Frank Merriwell at Yale: The Football Hero as Masculine Center; 3. Frank DeFord's Everybody's All-American: The Failure of the Football Hero as Masculine Center; 4. Don DeLillo's End Zone: Understanding Ironic Resistance; 5. Managing Ironic Resistance: A Romantic Quest; Bibliography; Index.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780773455542
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 152
  • ID: 9780773455542
  • ISBN10: 077345554X

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