Contemporary Masculinities in Fiction, Film and Television by Brian Baker PDF

By Brian Baker

whereas masculinity has been an more and more seen box of research inside a number of disciplines (sociology, literary experiences, cultural reviews, movie and television) during the last 20 years, it's impressive that evaluation of latest representations of the 1st a part of the century has but to emerge. Professor Brian Baker, evolving from his past paintings Masculinities in Fiction and picture: Representing males in well known Genres 1945-2000, intervenes to rectify the scholarship within the box to supply a wide-ranging, readable textual content that offers with motion pictures and different texts produced because the 12 months 2000. concentrating on representations of masculinity in cinema, well known fiction and tv from the interval 2000-2010, he argues that dominant kinds of masculinity in Britain and the USA became more and more trained by way of anxiousness, trauma and loss, and this has led to either narratives that mirror that trauma and others which try and go back to a extra whole and heroic kind of masculinity. whereas targeting a number of renowned genres, akin to Bond motion pictures, struggle video clips, technology fiction and the Gothic, the paintings areas shut analyses of person motion pictures and texts of their cultural and historic contexts, arguing for the significance of those well known fictions in diagnosing how modern Britain and the us comprehend themselves and their altering position on the planet during the illustration of guys, absolutely recognising the problems of race/ethnicity, type, sexuality, and age. Baker attracts upon present paintings in mobility reports and within the examine of masculinities to provide the 1st book-length comparative examine of masculinity in pop culture of the 1st decade of the twenty-first century.

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