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Masculinity in fiction and film : representing men in popular genres, 1945-2000

Author: Brian Baker
Publisher: London ; New York : Continuum, 2006.
Series: Continuum literary studies.
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This book looks at a wide range of fiction and film texts, from the 1950s to the present, in order to analyse the ways in which masculinity has been represented in popular culture in Britain and the United States. It covers numerous genres, including spy fiction, science fiction, the Western and police thrillers. Each chapter focuses on key forms of masculinity found in each genre, such as the 'double agent', the  Read more...
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Baker, Brian.
Masculinity in fiction and film.
London ; New York : Continuum, 2006
(DLC) 2006297698
(OCoLC)63400079
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Baker
ISBN: 9781847141491 1847141498 9780826486523 0826486525
OCLC Number: 229445688
Description: 1 online resource (173 pages).
Contents: CHAPTER ONE: Cold Warriors --
CHAPTER TWO: Soldier, Spy --
CHAPTER THREE: Operatives --
CHAPTER FOUR: The Psycho In the Grey Flannel Suit --
CHAPTER FIVE: Rogue Cops I: San Francisco --
CHAPTER SIX: Rogue Cops II: Los Angeles --
CHAPTER SEVEN: Old Age Westerns --
CHAPTER EIGHT: The Twilight Frontier.
Series Title: Continuum literary studies.
Responsibility: Brian Baker.
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