The Trouble with Men: Masculinities in European and Hollywood Cinema

The Trouble with Men: Masculinities in European and Hollywood Cinema


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781904764083
Publisher: Wallflower Press
Publication date: 01/12/2005
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Phil Powrie is editor of Contemporary French Cinema: Continuity and Difference (1999) and author of Jean-Jaques Beineix (2001). Ann Davies is author of Don Juan and Changing Gender Relations (2002). Bruce Babington is editor of British Stars and Stardom: From Alma Taylor to Sean Connery (2002) and author of Launder and Gilliat (2002). All the editors teach at the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Turning the Male Inside Out, by Phil Powrie, Bruce Babington, and Ann Davies
Section 1: Stars
1. Dancing with Balls in the 1940s: Sissies, Sailors, and the Camp Masculinity of Gene Kelly, by Steven Cohan
2. He Is as He Is - and Always Will Be: Clark Gable and the Reassertion of Hegemonic Masculinity, by Timothy Connelly
3. Framing the Wolf: The Spectacular Masculinity of Alain Delon, by Graeme Hayes
4. Deconstructing Paco Rabal: Masculinity, Myth, and Meaning, by Rikki Morgan-Tamosunas
5. Masculinity and Class: Michael Caine as 'Working Class Hero', by Robert Shail
6. The Rewards of Diffidence: Hugh Grant and the Revival of English Romantic Comedy, by Andrew Spicer
Section 2: Class and Race
7. Cinema's Queer Jews: Jewishness and Masculinity in Yiddish Cinema, by Michele Aaron
8. A Working Class Hero Is Something To Be: Changing Representations of Class and Masculinity in British Cinema, by John Hill
9. Masculinity and Exclusion in post-1995 Beur and Banlieue films, by Carrie Tarr
Section 3: Fathers
10. Herr Lubitsch Joins the Korps Saxonia: History, Gesture, and Homosociality in The Student Prince of Old Heidelberg, by Bruce Babington
11. 'Pink Neorealism' and the Rehearsal of Gender Roles 1946-1955, by Mary Wood
12. 'Can the Man Panic?': Masculinity and Fatherhood in Nanni Moretti's Aprile (1998), by Paul Sutton
13. Lost Boys: Trauma, Masculinity, and the Missing Child Film, by Emma Wilson
14. Like Father?: Failing Parents and Angelic Children in Contemporary British Social Realist Cinema, by James Leggott
Section 4: Bodies
15. Queer Looks, Male Gazes, Taut Torsos, and Designer Labels: Contemporary Cinema, Consumption, and Masculinity, by Pamela Church-Gibson
16. The Male Body and the Female Gaze in Carmen Films, by Ann Davies
17. 'They Look So Uncomplicated Once They're Dissected': The Act of Seeing the Dead Penis with One's Own Eyes, by Peter Lehman
18. The W/hole and the Abject, by Phil Powrie
19. Batman, Masculinity, and the Technology of Abjection, by Calvin Thomas

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