Masculinity and Film Performance

Male Angst in Contemporary American Cinema

  • Authors
  • Donna Peberdy

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction: Being a Man

    1. Donna Peberdy
      Pages 1-15
  3. Performance and Performers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Donna Peberdy
      Pages 19-43
    3. Donna Peberdy
      Pages 44-92
  4. Roles and Representations

  5. Conclusion: Returns, Renewals, Departures

    1. Donna Peberdy
      Pages 169-173
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 174-219

About this book


A lively and engaging study of on-screen and off-screen performances of masculinity, focusing on well-known male actors in American film and popular culture in the 1990s and 2000s. Peberdy examines specific social, cultural, historical and political contexts that have affected age, race, sexuality and fatherhood on screen.


cinema film politics

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