New PDF release: Post-World War II Masculinities in British and American

By Stefan Horlacher,Kevin Floyd

ISBN-10: 1138273120

ISBN-13: 9781138273122

ISBN-10: 1409465985

ISBN-13: 9781409465980

examining literary texts, performs, motion pictures and pictures inside of a transatlantic framework, this quantity explores the inseparable and at the same time influential courting among assorted types of nationwide identification in nice Britain and the U.S. and the development of masculinity in each one state. The individuals soak up matters concerning how convinced types of nationally particular masculine identifications are produced, how those swap over the years, and the way literature and different kinds of cultural illustration ultimately query and deconstruct their very own myths of masculinity. targeting the interval from the tip of worldwide conflict II to the Eighties, the essays each one absorb a subject matter with specific cultural and ancient resonance, if it is hypermasculinity in early chilly conflict motion pictures; the articulation of male anxieties in performs via Arthur Miller, David Mamet and Sam Shepard; the evolution of photographic depictions of masculinity from the Sixties to the Nineteen Eighties; or the representations of masculinity within the fiction of yankee and British writers akin to Patricia Highsmith, Richard Yates, John Braine, Martin Amis, Evan S. Connell, James Dickey, John Berger, Philip Roth, Frank Chin, and Maxine Hong Kingston. The editors and participants make a case for the significance of figuring out the bigger context for the emergence of extra pluralistic, culturally differentiated and finally transnational masculinities, arguing that it truly is attainable to conceptualize and emphasize distinction and commonality simultaneously.

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