Men, Masculinity and the Media / Edition 1

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Overview

Although studies of men and masculinity have gained momentum, little has been published that focuses on the media and their relationship to men as men. Men, Masculinity and the Media addresses this shortcoming. Scholars from across the social sciences investigate past media research on men and masculinity. They also examine how the media serve to construct masculinities, how men and their relationships have been depicted and how men respond to media images. From comic books and rock music to film and television, this groundbreaking volume scrutinizes the interrelationship among men, the media and masculinity.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803941632
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 2/26/1992
  • Series: Research on Men and Masculinities Series , #1
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 284
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Considering Men and the Media - Steve Craig
PART ONE: PAST STUDY ON MEN AND THE MEDIA
Masculinity as Fact - Fred J Fejes
A Review of Empirical Mass Communication Research on Masculinity
Masculinity as Signs - Diana Saco
Poststructuralist Feminist Approaches to the Study of Gender
PART TWO: CASE STUDIES OF MEDIA AND MASCULINITIES
Metal Men and Glamour Boys - Stan Denski and David Sholle
Gender Performance in Heavy Metal
Superman/Superboys/Supermen - Norma Pecora
The Comic Book Hero as Socializing Agent
Beer Commercials - Lance Strate
A Manual on Masculinity
PART THREE: REPRESENTATIONS OF MEN'S RELATIONSHIPS
Buddies and Pals - Lynn C Spangler
A History of Male Friendships on Prime Time Television
From 'Good Times' to 'The Cosby Show' - Venise T Berry
Perceptions of Changing Televised Images Among Black Fathers and Sons
Masculinity and Machismo in Hollywood's War Films - Ralph R Donald
PART FOUR: MEN, MEDIA AND THE GENDER ORDER
When Men Put on Appearances - Diane Barthel
Advertising and the Social Construction of Masculinity
Men and the News Media - David Croteau and William Hoynes
The Male Presence and Its Effect
Images of Men in Sport Media - Don Sabo and Sue Curry Jansen
The Social Reproduction of Gender Order
PART FIVE: READING MEDIATED MASCULINITY
Redesigning Men - Robert Hanke
Hegemonic Masculinity in Transition
Gaze Out of Bounds - Clay Steinman
Men Watching Men on Television
The Transatlantic Gaze - Jeff Hearn and Antonio Melechi
Masculinities, Youth and the American Imaginary

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