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
     
 

ISBN-10: 0820468061

ISBN-13: 9780820468068

Pub. Date: 03/01/2005

Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing Inc.

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

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:
Peter Lang Publishing Inc.
Publication date:
03/01/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
1,252,263
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.06(h) x 0.02(d)

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