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Masculine jealousy and contemporary cinema

Author: Candida Yates
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book provides new insights into the relationship between masculinity and jealousy in contemporary Hollywood cinema. It argues that jealousy has played a key role in the psycho-cultural shaping of Western masculinities and male fantasy, and provides a compelling overview of how these ideas can be used to understand debates around the perceived losses and insecurities of masculinities today."--Jacket.
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Yates, Candida, 1959-
Masculine jealousy and contemporary cinema.
Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007
(OCoLC)605575293
Online version:
Yates, Candida, 1959-
Masculine jealousy and contemporary cinema.
Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007
(OCoLC)608456486
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Candida Yates
ISBN: 9781403986214 1403986215
OCLC Number: 123818245
Notes: "Transferred to digital printing 2008"--Title page verso.
Description: xi, 225 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Setting the scene : masculinity, jealousy and contemporary culture --
Psychoanalytic understandings of masculinity and jealousy --
Theories of masculinity, cinema, spectatorship and the jealous gaze --
Analysing jealousy texts from a psycho-cultural perspective --
Taxi Driver : the psychopathic hero and the rescue romance : how jealousy drives the narrative along --
Michael Douglas : envy, greed and jealous desire in A Perfect Murder --
Englishness, nation and masculine jealousy in The End of the Affair --
The Piano : a feminine narrative of masculine jealousies --
Unfaithful : a tale of female infidelity and the jealousy of a good husband --
Conclusion : Towards and understanding of masculinity, jealousy and cinema.
Responsibility: Candida Yates.
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This study provides new insights into the link between masculinity and jealousy through a study of representations of male jealousy in modern Hollywood cinema. It argues, through examples of films  Read more...

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