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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

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