Masculinity and Popular Television

Masculinity and Popular Television

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This book is a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the key debates concerning the representation of masculinities in a wide range of popular television genres. The volume looks at the depiction of public masculinity in the soap opera, homosexuality in the situation comedy, the portrayal of fatherhood in prime-time animation, emerging manhood in the supernatural teen text, alternative gender roles in science fiction, male authority in the police series, masculine anxieties in the hospital drama, violence and aggression in sports coverage, ordinariness and emotional connectedness in the reality game show, and domesticity in lifestyle television. Masculinity and Popular Television examines the ways in which masculinities are being constructed, circulated and interrogated in contemporary British and American programming, and considers the ways in which such images can be understood in relation to the 'common sense' model of the hegemonic male that is said to dominate the cultural landscape.... these men are said to disconnect their physical power from a#39;emotional understanding and the skills of emotional maintenancea#39; (Kidd ... harassment of reporter Lisa Olson and the alleged sexual assaults by the Portland Trailblazers pro basketball team, Evison refers to ... list could continue according to Whannela#39;s recent research on the relationship between sport and violence (Whannel 2002: 168a€“72).

Title:Masculinity and Popular Television
Author: Rebecca Feasey
Publisher:Edinburgh University Press - 2008-10-01

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