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Irish masculinity on screen : the pugilists and peacemakers of John Ford, Jim Sheridan and Paul Greengrass

Author: Joseph Paul Moser
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina ; London : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Examining images of gender and violence through the lens of representation studies, this book analyzes selected works of three influential artists of the Irish cinema who span the period from 1939 to the present. These three filmmakers explore fundamental questions about identity, patriarchy and violence within Irish and Irish-American contexts, and upset conventional notions of masculine authority"--
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Named Person: John Ford; Jim Sheridan; Paul Greengrass; John Ford; Jim Sheridan; Paul Greengrass
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Paul Moser
ISBN: 9780786474165 0786474165
OCLC Number: 817595759
Description: ix, 203 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: A fragile liberalism: Gender in John Ford's pre-World War II cinema --
The persistence of patriarchy: Gender and politics in John Ford's later films --
Assimilation, integration, continuity and critique: Gender and genre in the Hollywood Irish cinemas of John Ford and Jim Sheridan --
Jim Sheridan: Reconstructing the family, redefining the nation --
Alternative masculinity and Irish historical trauma in Paul Greengrass's Bloody Ssunday and Omagh.
Responsibility: Joseph Paul Moser.

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"Examining images of gender and violence through the lens of representation studies, this book analyzes selected works of three influential artists of the Irish cinema who span the period from 1939 to the present. These three filmmakers explore fundamental questions about identity, patriarchy and violence within Irish and Irish-American contexts, and upset conventional notions of masculine authority"--

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