Masculinity in Fiction and Film: Representing Men in Popular Genres, 1945-2000

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A&C Black, May 10, 2006 - Performing Arts - 173 pages
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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.
 

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Es la representacion de la masculinidad en el cine pero desde perspectiva de la nacion desde la segunda guerra mundial.

Contents

Cold Warriors
1
Soldier Spy
29
Operatives
49
The Psycho in the Grey Flannel Suit
65
Rogue Cops I San Francisco
86
Rogue Cops II Los Angeles
105
Old Age Westerns
124
The Twilight Frontier
144
Bibliography
158
Index
169
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Brian Baker is Lecturer in English at Lancaster University, UK.

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