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.
Table of ContentsIntroductionConsidering Men and the Media - Steve CraigPART ONE: PAST STUDY ON MEN AND THE MEDIAMasculinity as Fact - Fred J Fejes A Review of Empirical Mass Communication Research on MasculinityMasculinity as Signs - Diana Saco Poststructuralist Feminist Approaches to the Study of GenderPART TWO: CASE STUDIES OF MEDIA AND MASCULINITIESMetal Men and Glamour Boys - Stan Denski and David Sholle Gender Performance in Heavy MetalSuperman/Superboys/Supermen - Norma Pecora The Comic Book Hero as Socializing AgentBeer Commercials - Lance Strate A Manual on MasculinityPART THREE: REPRESENTATIONS OF MEN'S RELATIONSHIPSBuddies and Pals - Lynn C Spangler A History of Male Friendships on Prime Time TelevisionFrom 'Good Times' to 'The Cosby Show' - Venise T Berry Perceptions of Changing Televised Images Among Black Fathers and SonsMasculinity and Machismo in Hollywood's War Films - Ralph R DonaldPART FOUR: MEN, MEDIA AND THE GENDER ORDERWhen Men Put on Appearances - Diane Barthel Advertising and the Social Construction of MasculinityMen and the News Media - David Croteau and William Hoynes The Male Presence and Its EffectImages of Men in Sport Media - Don Sabo and Sue Curry Jansen The Social Reproduction of Gender OrderPART FIVE: READING MEDIATED MASCULINITYRedesigning Men - Robert Hanke Hegemonic Masculinity in TransitionGaze Out of Bounds - Clay Steinman Men Watching Men on TelevisionThe Transatlantic Gaze - Jeff Hearn and Antonio Melechi Masculinities, Youth and the American Imaginary