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Media and male identity : the making and remaking of men

Author: Jim Macnamara
Publisher: Basingstoke [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"New research reported in this book shows that portrayals of men and male identity in contemporary western societies are overwhelmingly negative and that men today are extensively demonized, marginalized, trivialized and objectified in mass media. The study concludes that, unless addressed, the effects of negative discourse on the self-identity and self-esteem of men, and especially boys growing up, are potentially  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Macnamara, Jim.
Media and male identity.
Basingstoke [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2006
(OCoLC)607737042
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jim Macnamara
ISBN: 023000167X 9780230001671
OCLC Number: 65426003
Description: x, 234 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Why study mass media portrayals of men and male identity? --
How feminism shapes academic and media discourse on men and male identity --
The new focus (or lack of focus) on men and masculinity --
The role and effects of mass media in modern societies --
Men in the media : a review, 1980-2001 --
Men in the media today : a contemporary study --
The ongoing international media debate on men --
Personal, social and political implications.
Responsibility: J.R. Macnamara.
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This book presents a landmark in-depth study of how mass media contributes to the making and remaking of male identity. It concludes that, unless addressed, the effects of negative discourse on the  Read more...

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