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Male Myths and Icons : Masculinity in Popular Culture, Paperback / softback Book

Male Myths and Icons : Masculinity in Popular Culture Paperback / softback


This book studies some important myths of masculinity in various popular genres, including the western, the horror film, rock music and pornography.

The author argues that popular culture gives us highly complex and ambivalent images of men.

The hero turns into the anti-hero; feminine and homoerotic material leak in; the male is often shown as the victim.

Attention is also paid to important theoretical issues in gender studies and cultural studies, such as identification and the relation between subject and text.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 203 pages, VIII, 203 p.
  • Publisher: Palgrave USA
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  • Category: Gender studies: men
  • ISBN: 9780312126230

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