Masculinity in Fiction and Film: Representing Men in Popular Genres, 1945-2000 (Continuum Literary Studies)

Masculinity in Fiction and Film: Representing Men in Popular Genres, 1945-2000 (Continuum Literary Studies)

By: Brian Baker (author)Paperback

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This book looks at a wide range of fiction and film texts, from the 1950s to the present, in order to analyse the ways in which masculinity has been represented in popular culture in Britain and the United States. It covers numerous genres, including spy fiction, science fiction, the Western and police thrillers. Each chapter focuses on key forms of masculinity found in each genre, such as the 'double agent', the 'rogue cop' and the 'citizen-soldier'. Brian Baker takes a broad, contextual approach, placing a detailed discussion of key texts and issues concerning masculinity in their historical and cultural context. Written in a clear, accessible way, it explores the changing representation of men over the last fifty years.

About Author

Brian Baker is Senior Lecturer at University College Chester.

Contents

Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 Cold Warrior; 2 Soldier Spy; 3 Operatives; 4 The Psycho in the Grey Flannel Suit; 5 Rogue Cops I: San Francisco; 6 Rogue Cops II: Los Angeles; 7 Old Age Westerns; 8 The Twilight Frontier; Bibliography; Index. Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 Cold Warriors; Post-war hegemonic masculinity; The Organization Man; The liberal self; Pohl and Kornbluth's Gladiator at Law; Towards the citizen-soldier; Starship Troopers and the citizen-soldier; The New Frontier; 2 Soldier, Spy; The split subject; 3 Operatives; Paranoia; The conspiracy thriller; 'I'm the only one who knows what this means'; 4 The Psycho in the Grey Flannel Suit; North by Northwest and The Game; The mask and masquerade: Psycho and American Psycho; Fight Club; American Beauty; Falling Down; 5 Rogue Cops I: San Francisco; Out of the West; The confession; Clint Eastwood and the Western; Feeling Lucky; The 'liberal' Harry; 6 Rogue Cops II: Los Angeles; Masculinity and governance; 7 Old Age Westerns; Western myth and Western ideology; The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance; The End of the West(ern): belatedness and the post-classical; Western; The Shootist; The Wild Bunch; 8 The Twilight Frontier; Bibliography; Index.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780826486523
  • Format: Paperback, Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 188
  • ID: 9780826486523
  • weight: 444
  • ISBN10: 0826486525

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