Male Myths And Icons / Edition 1

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Overview

This book studies some of the important myths of masculinity in popular culture, including the western, the horror film, rock music and pornography. The book begins with an assessment of some of the key theoretical issues in gender studies and cultural studies, including identification between subject and text, and the debate over the male subject position and the female object position in patriarchal culture.

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A thought-provoking study of some of the important pop myths about masculinity including the horror film, the western, rock music, and pornography. The author makes use of a range of theoretical frameworks derived from feminism, anthropology, psychology, Marxism, and sociology, arguing that popular culture does not simply express male hegemony, but also reveals many images of male defeat, damage, and confusion. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312126230
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 10/15/1995
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 244
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.48 (d)

Meet the Author

Laurence Simmons is an associate professor at the University of Auckland. He has conducted fellowships and residencies at UC Santa Barbara, SUNY Stony Brook, and Cambridge University and is the author of Baudrillard West of the Dateline, From Z to A, and The Image Always Has the Last Word.

Roger Horrocks is the former head of the department of media studies at the University of Auckland and the deputy chairperson of New Zealand’s broadcasting commission.

Andrew Sharp is a retired professor of political studies. He is the author of The English Levellers, Justice and the Maori, and The Political Ideas of the English Civil Wars.

Stephen Turbaner is a lecturer in the English department of the University of Auckland.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
1 Introduction 1
2 Approaches to Gender 6
3 Studying Popular Culture 22
4 Psychological Approaches to Culture 35
5 Westerns 56
6 Horror Films 83
7 Pornography 101
8 Male Images in Rock and Pop Music 126
9 Male Sport 147
10 Conclusions 170
Notes 179
Index of Texts Cited 194
General Index 198
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