ISBN-10:
0791468143
ISBN-13:
9780791468142
Pub. Date:
07/28/2006
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Detecting Men: Masculinity and the Hollywood Detective Film

Detecting Men: Masculinity and the Hollywood Detective Film

by Philippa Gates

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780791468142
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 07/28/2006
Series: SUNY series, Cultural Studies in Cinema/Video Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 356
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Philippa Gates is Associate Professor of Film Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University, Ontario, and is the coeditor (with Stacy Gillis) of The Devil Himself: Villainy in Detective Fiction and Film.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments

PART I
The Crime Lab—Theorizing Masculinity and the Detective Genre

1. Introduction: The Case

2. The Myths of Masculinity

Part II
Investigating Masculinity—The 1940s and the 1980s

3. Investigating National Heroes: British Sleuths and American Dicks

4. Investigating Crisis: Neo-Noir Heroes and Femmes Fatales

5. Investigating Crisis: The Spectacle of “Musculinity”

Part III
Investigating the Crime Scene—The 1990s and 2000s

6. Investigating the Hero: The Criminalist

7. Investigating the “Other”: Race and the Detective

8. Investigating the “Other”: Women and Youth

9. Investigating the “Other”: The Cult of Villainy

10. End of the Investigation: Case Closed

Notes
Filmography
Works Cited
Index

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