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Men, Masculinity and the Media
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Men, Masculinity and the Media

Edited by:
  • Steve Craig - University of North Texas, USA, cal state

Volume: 2
Other Titles in:
Men's Studies

February 1992 | 288 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Although studies of men and masculinity have gained momentum, little has been published that focuses on the media and their relationship to men as men. Men, Masculinity and the Media addresses this shortcoming. Scholars from across the social sciences investigate past media research on men and masculinity. They also examine how the media serve to construct masculinities, how men and their relationships have been depicted and how men respond to media images. From comic books and rock music to film and television, this groundbreaking volume scrutinizes the interrelationship among men, the media and masculinity.
 
Introduction
Steve Craig
Considering Men and the Media
 
PART ONE: PAST STUDY ON MEN AND THE MEDIA
Fred J Fejes
Masculinity as Fact
A Review of Empirical Mass Communication Research on Masculinity  
Diana Saco
Masculinity as Signs
Poststructuralist Feminist Approaches to the Study of Gender  
 
PART TWO: CASE STUDIES OF MEDIA AND MASCULINITIES
Stan Denski and David Sholle
Metal Men and Glamour Boys
Gender Performance in Heavy Metal  
Norma Pecora
Superman/Superboys/Supermen
The Comic Book Hero as Socializing Agent  
Lance Strate
Beer Commercials
A Manual on Masculinity  
 
PART THREE: REPRESENTATIONS OF MEN'S RELATIONSHIPS
Lynn C Spangler
Buddies and Pals
A History of Male Friendships on Prime Time Television  
Venise T Berry
From `Good Times' to `The Cosby Show'
Perceptions of Changing Televised Images Among Black Fathers and Sons  
Ralph R Donald
Masculinity and Machismo in Hollywood's War Films
 
PART FOUR: MEN, MEDIA AND THE GENDER ORDER
Diane Barthel
When Men Put on Appearances
Advertising and the Social Construction of Masculinity  
David Croteau and William Hoynes
Men and the News Media
The Male Presence and Its Effect  
Don Sabo and Sue Curry Jansen
Images of Men in Sport Media
The Social Reproduction of Gender Order  
 
PART FIVE: READING MEDIATED MASCULINITY
Robert Hanke
Redesigning Men
Hegemonic Masculinity in Transition  
Clay Steinman
Gaze Out of Bounds
Men Watching Men on Television  
Jeff Hearn and Antonio Melechi
The Transatlantic Gaze
Masculinities, Youth and the American Imaginary  

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