American Masculinity under Clinton: Popular Media and the Nineties

American Masculinity under Clinton: Popular Media and the Nineties "Crisis of Masculinity"

by Brenton J. Malin
     
 

Whereas many of the men of Reagan’s ’80s seemed stereotypically hypermasculine, a host of ’90s images suggest a new phase of more sensitive manhood. In the Clinton era, both academic and popular writers suggested that a «crisis of masculinity» had taken root - one that had men questioning traditional male ideas and seeking new

See more details below

Overview

Whereas many of the men of Reagan’s ’80s seemed stereotypically hypermasculine, a host of ’90s images suggest a new phase of more sensitive manhood. In the Clinton era, both academic and popular writers suggested that a «crisis of masculinity» had taken root - one that had men questioning traditional male ideas and seeking new identities. This book explores the conflicted ways in which this seemingly new climate of masculinity was negotiated. From Bill Clinton to The Promise Keepers and Titanic to Friends, a host of ’90s heroes put this rhetoric of crisis to work to win elections, audience members, and ratings.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820468068
Publisher:
Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/01/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Bill Clinton and the crisis of masculinity7
Ch. 2Little big men and softhearted hard bodies : homophobia as hyper and hypomasculinity25
Ch. 3Classified and declassified : cultural capital and class anxiety in new male sons and fathers61
Ch. 4The exotic white other : otherworldly whiteness from Clinton to Fox Mulder97
Ch. 59/11 and after : masculinity, citizenship, and national crisis145

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >