Masculinity and Monstrosity in Contemporary Hollywood Films

  • Authors
  • Kirk Combe
  • Brenda Boyle

Part of the Global Masculinities book series (GLMAS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Kirk Combe, Brenda Boyle
    Pages 1-26
  3. Kirk Combe, Brenda Boyle
    Pages 27-72
  4. Kirk Combe, Brenda Boyle
    Pages 73-120
  5. Kirk Combe, Brenda Boyle
    Pages 121-163
  6. Kirk Combe, Brenda Boyle
    Pages 165-193
  7. Kirk Combe, Brenda Boyle
    Pages 195-222
  8. Kirk Combe, Brenda Boyle
    Pages 223-238
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 239-267

About this book

Introduction

In film, Men are good and Monsters are bad. In this book, Combe and Boyle consider the monstrous body as a metaphor for the cultural body and regard gendered behavior as a matter of performativity. Taken together, these two identity positions, manliness and monsterliness, offer a window into the workings of current American society.

Keywords

America body corpus film Hollywood identity love metaphor society violence

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137359827
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2013
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Media & Culture Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-47204-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-35982-7
  • About this book