Masculinity in Fiction and Film: Representing Men in Popular Genres 1945 2000. Continuum Literary Studies Series. Brian Baker

ISBN: 9781281294999

Published: January 10th 2010

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192 pages


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Masculinity in Fiction and Film: Representing Men in Popular Genres 1945 2000. Continuum Literary Studies Series.  by  Brian Baker

Masculinity in Fiction and Film: Representing Men in Popular Genres 1945 2000. Continuum Literary Studies Series. by Brian Baker
January 10th 2010 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 192 pages | ISBN: 9781281294999 | 4.76 Mb

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, includingMoreThis 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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