Postfeminism and Paternity in Contemporary US Film

Postfeminism and Paternity in Contemporary US Film

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This book interrogates representations of fatherhood across the spectrum of popular U.S. film of the early twenty-first century. It situates them in relation to postfeminist discourse, identifying and discussing dominant paradigms and tropes that emerge from the tendency of popular cinema to configure ideal masculinity in paternal terms. It analyses postfeminist fatherhood across a range of genres including historical epics, war films, westerns, bromantic comedies, male melodramas, action films, family comedies, and others. It also explores recurring themes and intersections such as the rejuvenation of aging masculinities through fatherhood, the paternalized recuperation of immature adult masculinities, the relationship between fatherhood in film and 9/11 culture, post-racial discourse in representations of fatherhood, and historically located formations of fatherhood. It is the first book length study to explore the relationship between fatherhood and postfeminism in popular cinema.relates the build up to the titular assassination dually from the respective viewpoints of assassin and victim. ... charged relationship between Jesse and his young associate Bob (Casey Affleck), who idolizes and then assassinates his de facto father figure. ... The home ofJesse and Zee James (Mary-Louise Parker) and their children is a separate spheres environment of gendered parenting; hence Jessea#39;sanbsp;...

Title:Postfeminism and Paternity in Contemporary US Film
Author: Hannah Hamad
Publisher:Routledge - 2013-10-15

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