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Men Masculinity And The Beatles

Author : Martin King
ISBN : 9781317097488
Genre : Music
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Drawing on methodologies and approaches from media and cultural studies, sociology, social history and the study of popular music, this book outlines the development of the study of men and masculinities, and explores the role of cultural texts in bringing about social change. It is against this backdrop that The Beatles, as a cultural phenomenon, are set, and their four live action films, spanning the years 1964-1970, are examined as texts through which to read changing representations of men and masculinity in 'the Sixties'. Dr Martin King considers ideas about a male revolt predating second-wave feminism, The Beatles as inheritors of the possibilities of the 1950s and The Beatles' emergence as men of ideas: a global cultural phenomenon that transgressed boundaries and changed expectations about the role of popular artists in society. King further explores the chosen Beatle texts to examine discourses of masculinity at work within them. What emerges is the discovery of discourses around resistance, non-conformity, feminized appearance, pre-metrosexuality, the male star as object of desire, and the emergence of The Beatles themselves as a text that reflected the radical diversity of a period of rapid social change. King draws valuable conclusions about the legacy of these discourses and their impact in subsequent decades.
Category: Music

Gender Under Construction

Author : Ewa Glapka
ISBN : 9789004365056
Genre : Social Science
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Taking a non-essentialist approach, this book provides a number of compelling and fascinating accounts of how gender intersects with nationality, ethnicity, economy, age, sexuality and class. The identity processes discussed richly illustrate the complexity, constructedness and contestability of gender.
Category: Social Science

Masculinities In Contemporary American Culture

Author : Thomas Keith
ISBN : 9781317595342
Genre : Social Science
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Masculinities in Contemporary American Culture offers readers a multidisciplinary, intersectional overview of masculinity studies that includes both theoretical and applied lenses. Keith combines current research with historical perspectives to demonstrate the contexts in which masculine identities have come evolved. With an emphasis on popular culture -- particularly film, TV, video games, and music -- this text invites students to examine their gendered sensibilities and discuss the ways in which different forms of media appeal to toxic masculinity.
Category: Social Science

Running Like Big Daft Girls A Multi Method Study Of Representations Of And Reflections On Men And Masculinities Through The Beatles

Author : Martin S. King
ISBN : OCLC:757115211
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The aim of this thesis was to examine changing representations of men and masculinities in a particular historical period (?The Sixties?) and to explore the impact that this had in a period of rapid social change in the UK and the legacy of that impact. In order to do this, a multi-method study was developed, combining documentary research with a set of eleven semi-structured interviews. The documentary research took the form of a case study of The Beatles, arguing that their position as a group of men who became a global cultural phenomenon, in the period under study, made theme a suitable vehicle through which to read changing representations of masculinities in this period and to reflect on what this meant for men in UK society. The Beatles? live action films were chosen as a sample of Beatle?texts? which allowed for the Beatles to be looked at at different points in the?The Sixties? and for possible changes over that time period to be tracked. Textual analysis within discourse analysis (based on a framework suggested by van Dijk [1993], Fairclough [1995] and McKee [2003]) was used to analyse the texts. Ideas advanced by the Popular Memory Group (1982) about the interaction of public representations of the past and private memory of that past were influential in the decision to combine this piece of documentary research with interviews with a sample of men, in an age range of 18 to 74. The interview stage was designed to elicit data on the perception of the participants of the role of representation (with particular reference to the Beatles) of masculinities on them as individuals and their ideas about how this may have had an impact in terms of longer term social change. Ehrenreich?s (1983) notion of a male revolt in the late 1950s, an emergence of a challenge to established ideas about men and masculinity, was also influential, particularly as it is an idea at odds with the?crisis in masculinity? discourse (Tolson, 1977; Kimmel, 1987; Whitehead, 2002) at work in a number of texts on men and masculinity. Examining further Inglis? (2000b : 1) concept of The Beatles as?men of ideas? with a global reach, the chosen Beatle texts were examined for discourses of masculinity which appeared to be resistant to the dominant. What emerged were a number of findings around resistance, non-conformity, feminised appearance, pre-metrosexuality, the male star as object of desire and The Beatles as a global male phenomenon open to the radical diversity of the world in a period of rapid social change. The role of popular culture within this process was central to the thesis, given its focus on The Beatles as a case study. However, broader ideas about the role of the arts also emerged with a resultant conclusion that?the sixties? is where a recognition of the importance of representation begins as well as a period where representations of gender (as well as class and race) became more accessible due to the rise in popularity of TV in the UK and a resurgence in British cinema. The thesis offers a number of ideas for further research, building on the outcomes of this particular study. These include further work on the competing crisis/ revolt discourse at work in the field of critical men?s studies, ascertaining female perspectives on representations of masculinities and their impact, further work on the Beatles through fans and an application of some of the ideas at work in the thesis to other periods of British history.

The Beatles With Lacan

Author : Henry W. Sullivan
ISBN : STANFORD:36105017538393
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Warriors And Wildmen

Author : Stephen Wicks
ISBN : UVA:X004071586
Genre : Social Science
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Highlighting the theories of such well-known scholars and writers as Camille Paglia and Robert Bly, this unique book presents an interdisciplinary overview of masculinity.
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Author : Jeremy Gilbert
ISBN : 9781134698912
Genre : Music
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Experiencing disco, hip hop, house, techno, drum 'n' bass and garage, Discographies plots a course through the transatlantic dance scene of the last last twenty-five years. It discusses the problems posed by contemporary dance culture of both academic and cultural study and finds these origins in the history of opposition to music as a source of sensory pleasure. Discussing such issues as technology, club space. drugs, the musical body, gender, sexuality and pleasure, Discographies explores the ecstatic experiences at the heart of contemporary dance culture. It suggests why politicians and agencies as diverse as the independent music press and public broadcasting should be so hostile to this cultural phenomenon.
Category: Music

Season Of The Witch

Author : Gail B. Griffin
ISBN : UOM:49015002295484
Genre : Education
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In Season of the Witch, feminist professor Gail Griffin explores the landscape of the late 20th century as she examines subjects ranging from the significance of the Beatles, Motown and the Wizard of Oz, to defenses of feminism, multiculturalism and political correctness. She also reflects deeply throughout on the art and philosophy of teaching. With penetrating insight she dives into the treacherous waters of teaching African American literature to white students, looking for places where real contact might be made. In recounting classroom dramas, both tension-filled and triumphant, she paints a picture of a woman willing to take risks to transcend differences, and open her students' minds to new possibilities.
Category: Education