Contemporary Masculinities in Fiction, Film and Television by Brian Baker

By Brian Baker

whereas masculinity has been an more and more seen box of analysis inside numerous disciplines (sociology, literary reviews, cultural reviews, movie and television) during the last twenty years, it really is awesome that evaluation of latest representations of the 1st a part of the century has but to emerge. Professor Brian Baker, evolving from his earlier paintings Masculinities in Fiction and picture: Representing males in renowned Genres 1945-2000, intervenes to rectify the scholarship within the box to provide a wide-ranging, readable textual content that offers with motion pictures and different texts produced because the 12 months 2000. concentrating on representations of masculinity in cinema, well known fiction and tv from the interval 2000-2010, he argues that dominant sorts of masculinity in Britain and the U.S. became more and more knowledgeable by means of nervousness, trauma and loss, and this has ended in either narratives that replicate that trauma and others which try to go back to a extra whole and heroic kind of masculinity. whereas targeting quite a number renowned genres, akin to Bond movies, warfare video clips, technological know-how fiction and the Gothic, the paintings areas shut analyses of person motion pictures and texts of their cultural and old contexts, arguing for the significance of those well known fictions in diagnosing how modern Britain and the USA comprehend themselves and their altering function on the earth throughout the illustration of guys, totally recognising the problems of race/ethnicity, category, sexuality, and age. Baker attracts upon present paintings in mobility experiences and within the examine of masculinities to supply the 1st book-length comparative research of masculinity in pop culture of the 1st decade of the twenty-first century.

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