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The Resource Cable guys : television and masculinities in the twenty-first century, Amanda D. Lotz

Cable guys : television and masculinities in the twenty-first century, Amanda D. Lotz

Label
Cable guys : television and masculinities in the twenty-first century
Title
Cable guys
Title remainder
television and masculinities in the twenty-first century
Statement of responsibility
Amanda D. Lotz
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"From the meth-dealing but devoted family man Walter White of AMC's Breaking Bad, to the part-time basketball coach, part-time gigolo Ray Drecker of HBO's Hung, depictions of male characters perplexed by societal expectations of men and anxious about changing American masculinity have become standard across the television landscape. Engaging with a wide variety of shows, including The League, Dexter, and Nip/Tuck, among many others, Amanda D. Lotz identifies the gradual incorporation of second-wave feminism into prevailing gender norms as the catalyst for the contested masculinities on display in contemporary cable dramas. Examining the emergence of "male-centered serials" such as The Shield, Rescue Me, and Sons of Anarchy and the challenges these characters face in negotiating modern masculinities, Lotz analyzes how these shows combine feminist approaches to fatherhood and marriage with more traditional constructions of masculine identity that emphasize men's role as providers. She explores the dynamics of close male friendships both in groups, as in Entourage and Men of a Certain Age, wherein characters test the boundaries between the homosocial and homosexual in their relationships with each other, and in the dyadic intimacy depicted in Boston Legal and Scrubs. Cable Guys provides a much needed look into the under-considered subject of how constructions of masculinity continue to evolve on television." -- Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1974-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lotz, Amanda D.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1992.8.M38
LC item number
L68 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Masculinity on television
  • Men on television
  • Cable television
  • Television broadcasting
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies
  • PERFORMING ARTS / Television / History & Criticism
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gender Studies
  • Cable television
  • Masculinity on television
  • Men on television
  • Television broadcasting
  • United States
Label
Cable guys : television and masculinities in the twenty-first century, Amanda D. Lotz
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction -- Understanding Men on Television -- Trying to Man Up: Struggling with Contemporary Masculinities in Cable's Male-Centered Serials -- Any Men and Outlaws: The Unbearable Burden of Straight White Man -- Where Men Can Be Men: The Homosocial Enclave and Jocular Policing of Masculinity -- Dynamic Duos: Hetero Intimacy and the New Male Friendship -- Conclusion: Is It the End of Men as We Know Them?
Control code
863200708
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 241 p.
Isbn
9781479800742
Lccn
2013042414
Other control number
40023526185
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)863200708
Label
Cable guys : television and masculinities in the twenty-first century, Amanda D. Lotz
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction -- Understanding Men on Television -- Trying to Man Up: Struggling with Contemporary Masculinities in Cable's Male-Centered Serials -- Any Men and Outlaws: The Unbearable Burden of Straight White Man -- Where Men Can Be Men: The Homosocial Enclave and Jocular Policing of Masculinity -- Dynamic Duos: Hetero Intimacy and the New Male Friendship -- Conclusion: Is It the End of Men as We Know Them?
Control code
863200708
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 241 p.
Isbn
9781479800742
Lccn
2013042414
Other control number
40023526185
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)863200708

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