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Theories of Masculinity, Cinema, Spectatorship and the Jealous Gaze

  • Candida Yates
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Abstract

Hollywood has played a central role in creating the myths of masculinity in Western popular culture. Throughout the twentieth century, narrative cinema has been dominated by images of male heroes and stories structured from a male point of view (Cohan and Hark, 1993; Kirkham and Thumim, 1993, 1995; Mulvey, 1975). These images have also played a key role in the shaping of gendered subjectivities, where social discourses and unconscious fantasies intersect to produce subject positions for the spectator:

Keywords

Hegemonic Masculinity Hollywood Cinema Apparatus Theory Primal Scene Narrative Cinema 
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© Candida Yates 2007

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