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Performing American Masculinities: The 21st-Century Man in Popular Culture
     

Performing American Masculinities: The 21st-Century Man in Popular Culture

by Elwood Watson
 

This collection highlights the fluidity of masculinity in American
popular culture at the turn of the new millennium and beyond by examining
possibilities for male identity formation. Each chapter mines American popular
culture -- theatre, film, literature, music, advertising, internet content,
television, photography, and current events -- to pose

Overview

This collection highlights the fluidity of masculinity in American
popular culture at the turn of the new millennium and beyond by examining
possibilities for male identity formation. Each chapter mines American popular
culture -- theatre, film, literature, music, advertising, internet content,
television, photography, and current events -- to pose questions about the process
of gender creation and the contestation of masculinities as constantly changing
political forms. The first section explores masculinities within late capitalism and
includes studies of Seinfeld, Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, and reality
television. The second section addresses identity when masculinity intersects with
race, religion, disability, and sexuality, including chapters on Barack Obama, the
O.J. trial, and popular movies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780253000842
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
04/21/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
252
File size:
397 KB

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Meet the Author

Elwood Watson is Professor of History, African American Studies, and
Gender Studies at East Tennessee State University. He is author of Outsiders Within:
Black Women in the Legal Academy after Brown v. Board.

Marc E.
Shaw is Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts at Hartwick College. His recent
publications include contributions to the book Twilight and Philosophy.

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