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Masculinity and Popular Television
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Masculinity and Popular Television

Rebecca Feasey

Abstract

The author of this book reads the depiction of masculinity in the soap opera, homosexuality in the situation comedy, fatherhood in prime-time animation, emerging manhood in the supernatural teen text, alternative gender roles in science fiction, male authority in police procedurals, masculine anxieties in the hospital drama, violence and aggression in sports coverage, ordinariness and emotional connectedness in the reality game show and domesticity in lifestyle television. The book illuminates the construction, circulation and interrogation of masculinities in contemporary British and American ... More

Keywords: masculinity, soap operas, situation comedies, animation, science fiction, sports coverage, reality game shows, lifestyle television, Britain, America

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780748627974
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627974.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rebecca Feasey, author