MASCULINITY IN THE CONTEMPORARY ROMANTIC COMEDY

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Masculinity In The Contemporary Romantic Comedy

Author : John Alberti
ISBN : 9781136222900
Genre : Performing Arts
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This volume addresses the growing obsolescence of traditional constructions of masculine identity in popular romantic comedies by proposing an approach that combines gender and genre theory to examine the ongoing radical reconstruction of gender roles in these films. Alberti creates a unified theory of gender role change in the movies that combines the insights of both poststructuralist gender and narrative genre theory, avoiding binary approaches to the study of gender representation. He establishes the current "crises" in both gender representation and genre development within romantic comedies as examples of experimentation and change towards narratives that feature more egalitarian and less essentialist constructions of gender.
Category: Performing Arts

Masculinity In Contemporary Quality Television

Author : Michael Mario Albrecht
ISBN : 9781317099826
Genre : Social Science
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Recent years have seen a rise in the popularity and quantity of ’quality’ television programs, many of which featuring complicated versions of masculinity that are informed not only by the women’s movement of the sixties and seventies, but also by several decades of backlash and debate about the effects of women’s equality on men, masculinity, and the relationship between men and women. Drawing upon studies of contemporary television programs, including popular series viewed internationally such as Mad Men, The League, Hung, Breaking Bad, Louie, and Girls, this book explores the ways in which popular cultural texts address widely circulating discourses of the ostensible ’crisis of masculinity’ in contemporary culture. A rich study of masculinity and its representation in contemporary television, Masculinity in Contemporary Quality Television will appeal to scholars and students of cultural and media studies, popular culture, television studies and cultural sociology with interests in gender, masculinities, and sexuality.
Category: Social Science

Millennial Masculinity

Author : Timothy Shary
ISBN : 9780814338445
Genre : Art
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In virtually every aspect of culture-health, marriage, family, morals, politics, sex, race, economics-American men of the past two decades have faced changing social conditions and confronted radical questions about themselves. In Millennial Masculinity: Men in Contemporary American Cinema, editor Timothy Shary collects fourteen contributions that consider male representation in films made at the turn of the century to explore precisely how those questions have been dealt with in cinema. Contributors move beyond the recent wave of "masculinity in crisis" arguments to provide sophisticated and often surprising insight into accessible films. Chapters are arranged in four sections: "Performing Masculinity" includes a discussion of Adam Sandler and movies such as Milk; "Patriarchal Problems" looks at issues of fathers from directors such as Martin Scorsese, Wes Anderson, and David Fincher; "Exceptional Sexualities" examines male love and sex through movies like Brokeback Mountain and Wedding Crashers; and "Facing Race" explores masculinity through race in film. Sean Penn, Jackie Chan, Brad Pitt, Will Smith, and Philip Seymour Hoffman are some of the actors included in these analyses, while themes considered include police thrillers, psychotic killers, gay tensions, fashion sense, and the burgeoning "bromance" genre. Taken together, the essays in Millennial Masculinity shed light on the high stakes of masculine roles in contemporary American cinema. Film and television scholars as well as readers interested in gender and sexuality in film will appreciate this timely collection.
Category: Art

Tantalizing In Stilettos Contemporary Romance New Adult Romantic Comedy Opposites Attract Office Romance Club Prestige

Author : Nana Malone
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Genre : Fiction
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When sassy isn’t enough… News correspondent, Jaggar Jakes, has always wanted to stand out. But being humiliated on national television, wearing hardly more than a pair of stilettos and a smile, was not part of her plan. Ever since she landed her dream job at TVN, Satan's spawn, Griffin Styles, has been gunning for her job. And it doesn't help that he’s sexy as sin and as charming as hell. This time, the devil wears Louboutins… All Griffin Styles has ever wanted is to live up to his father's legacy. He was well on his way too—until the sinfully sexy, Jaggar showed up, setting the network on fire and his desire ablaze. Now, he's up for the job of a lifetime, and he refuses to let her stand in the way of his legacy. But first, he's got to get her off his mind, and out of those stilettos. Other books in the Club Prestige Series: Tempting in Stilettos - Nana Malone Bad King - M. Malone Teasing in Stilettos - Nana Malone Tantalizing in Stilettos - Nana Malone Bad Blood - Minx Malone
Category: Fiction

K Ss Mich Mistkerl

Author : Sally Thorne
ISBN : 9783956499043
Genre : Fiction
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Charmant, zuvorkommend, engagiert - Lucy Hutton wird von allen Kollegen geschätzt. Nur einer macht ihr das Leben zur Hölle: der überhebliche Schönling Joshua Templeman, ihr Konkurrent um den neuen Chefposten. Leider muss sie sich ausgerechnet mit ihm ein Büro teilen, da fliegen natürlich täglich die Fetzen! Doch ihr "Hass-Spiel", wie Lucy es insgeheim nennt, verändert sich mit der Zeit. Als Joshua sich aufopferungsvoll während einer Krankheit um sie kümmert, kommen die beiden sich näher. Und plötzlich kann Lucy ihn nicht mehr hassen, im Gegenteil! Sie ist sich sicher, dass Joshua auch etwas für sie empfindet - dennoch tut er so, als wäre nie etwas gewesen. Sieht er sie wirklich nur als Konkurrentin? Um das herauszufinden, muss Lucy alles aufs Spiel setzen ... "Eine brillante, bissige, urkomische neue Autorin. "Küss mich, Mistkerl!" wird die Liebesromanwelt im Sturm erobern. Eines der besten Bücher, das ich je gelesen habe." New York Times-Bestsellerautorin Kristan Higgins
Category: Fiction

The Trouble With Men

Author : Phil Powrie
ISBN : 1904764088
Genre : Performing Arts
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A collection of original essays focusing on masculinity and film, particularly the representation of European masculinity. Spilt into four sections -- stars, class and race, fathers and bodies -- areas covered include the Carmen films, Yiddish cinema, romantic comedy and beur cinema.
Category: Performing Arts

Masculinity In Contemporary Science Fiction Cinema

Author : Marianne Kac-Vergne
ISBN : 178076748X
Genre : Masculinity in motion pictures
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If science fiction stages the battle between humans and non-humans, whether alien or machine, who is elected to fight for us? In the classics of science fiction cinema, humanity is nearly always represented by a male, and until recently, a white male. Spanning landmark American films from Blade Runner to Avatar, this major new study offers the first ever analysis of masculinity in science fiction cinema. It uncovers the evolution of masculine heroes from the 1980s until the present day, and the roles played by their feminine counterparts. Considering gender alongside racial and class politics, Masculinity in Contemporary Science Fiction Cinema also situates filmic examples within the broader culture. It is indispensable for understanding science fiction and its role in contemporary cultural politics
Category: Masculinity in motion pictures

Die Assistentinnen

Author : Camille Perri
ISBN : 9783863965884
Genre : Fiction
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Weiter nach den Regeln spielen oder endlich auch ein Stück vom Kuchen abbekommen? Vor dieser Entscheidung steht Tina Fontana, die als Assistentin für Robert Barlow, den übermächtigen CEO eines internationalen Medienkonglomerats, arbeitet. Ihr Gehalt reicht kaum für ein Leben in New York, geschweige denn dafür, ihren Studienkredit abzubezahlen. Nach sechs Jahren, in denen die 30-Jährige ihrem Boss Tische in Restaurants reserviert hat, die sie sich nicht leisten kann, und ihm Drinks aus Flaschen ausgeschenkt hat, die mehr als ihre Miete kosten, steckt ihre Karriere in einer Sackgasse. Ein Fehler bei der Spesenabrechnung eröffnet Tina die Chance, ihre Schulden auf einen Schlag zu tilgen. Eine Summe, die für sie die Welt bedeutet, für ihren Chef aber nur Taschengeld ist. Ihre Entscheidung setzt eine Kette von Ereignissen in Gang, die das Leben der vielen überqualifizierten und unterbezahlten jungen Frauen der Stadt verändern wird ...
Category: Fiction

Weihnachten Mit Miss Kane

Author : Caroline Mickelson
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Da Weihnachten schon in drei Tagen vor der Tür steht, stimmt Carol Claus ihrem Vater zu und verlässt den Nordpol, um ihm dabei zu helfen, Weihnachten zu retten. Es scheint eine leichte Aufgabe zu sein, Ben Hanson und seine Kinder in den Feiertagen zu begleiten. Bis der Weihnachtsmann ihr sagt, dass Ben der Mann hinter dem beunruhigenden, neuen Buch ‚‚Jenseits von Humbug: Warum die Lüge über den Weihnachtsmann für Ihre Kinder eine schlechte Idee ist.” Als Miss Kane, das neue Kindermädchen, setzt Carol alle Hebel in Bewegung, um Ben zu zeigen, wie toll Weihnachten sein kann, auch wenn sie die ganze Zeit Schwierigkeiten hat zu verstehen, wie ein Mann die Feiertage so sehr hassen kann. Wie konnte sie, die Tochter des Weihnachtsmanns, sich zu einem Mann, der sich weigerte daran zu glauben, dass ihr Vater existierte, so hingezogen fühlen?
Category: Fiction