This book interrogates representations of fatherhood across the spectrum of popular U.S. film of the early twenty-first century.
Author: Hannah Hamad
Category: Social Science
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.
Print. Hamad, Hannah. Postfeminism and Paternity in Contemporary US Film:
Framing Fatherhood. London: Routledge, 2014. Print. ———. “Hollywood
Fatherhood: Paternal Postfeminism in Contemporary Popular Cinema.”
Postfeminism and ...
Author: Elizabeth Abele
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Social Science
This collection of essays presents a sampling of film and television texts, interrogating images of U.S. masculinity. Rather than using “postfeminist” as a definition of contemporary feminism, this collection uses the term to designate the period from the late 1980s on—as a point when feminist thought gradually became more mainstream. The movies and TV series examined here have achieved a level of sustained attention, from critical acclaim, to mass appeal, to cult status. Instead of beginning with a set hypothesis on the effect of the feminist movement on images of masculinity on film and television, these chapters represent a range of responses, that demonstrate how the conversations within these texts about American masculinity are often open-ended, allowing both male characters and male viewers a wider range of options. Defining the relationship between U.S. masculinity and American feminist movements of the twentieth century is a complex undertaking. The essays collected for this volume engage prominent film and television texts that directly interrogate images of U.S. masculinity that have appeared since second-wave feminism. The contributors have chosen textual examples whose protagonists actively struggle with the conflicting messages about masculinity. These protagonists are more often works-in-progress, acknowledging the limits of their negotiations and self-actualization. These chapters also cover a wide range of genres and decades: from action and fantasy to dramas and romantic comedy, from the late 1970s to today. Taken together, the chapters of Screening Images of American Masculinity in the AgeofPostfeminism interrogate “the possible” screened in popular movies and television series, confronting the multiple and competing visions of masculinity not after or beyond feminism but, rather, in its very wake.
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Fatherhood (New York: Routledge, 2014), 17. 88. Hannah Hamad, Postfeminism and Paternity in Contemporary U.S. Film: Framing Fatherhood (New York: ...
Author: Lauren Rosewarne
Publisher: Lexington Books
Category: Social Science
Film plays a vital role in the celebration of Christmas. For decades, it has taught audiences about what the celebration of the season looks like – from the decorations to the costumes and to the expected snowy weather – as well as mirrors our own festivities back to us. Films like It’s a Wonderful Life and Home Alone have come to play key roles in real-life domestic celebrations: watching such titles has become, for many families, every bit as important as tree-trimming and leaving cookies out for Santa. These films have exported the American take on the holiday far and wide and helped us conjure an image of the perfect holiday. Rather than settling the ‘what is a Christmas film?’ debate – indeed, Die Hard and Lethal Weapon are discussed within – Analyzing Christmas in Film: Santa to the Supernatural focuses on the how Christmas is presented on the deluge of occasions when it appears. While most Christmas films are secular, religion makes many cameos, appearing through Nativity references, storylines involving spiritual rebirth, the framing of Santa as a Christ-like figure and the all-importance of family, be it the Holy family or just those gathered around the dining table. Also explored are popular narratives involving battles with stress and melancholy, single parents and Christmas martyrs, visits from ghosts and angels, big cities and small towns, break-ups and make-ups and the ticking clock of mortality. Nearly 1000 films are analyzed in this volume to determine what the portrayal of Christmas reveals about culture, society and faith as well as sex roles, consumerism, aesthetics and aspiration.
Paternity and Masculinity in 1990s Hollywood Katie Barnett ... Stella Bruzzi,
Bringing Up Daddy: Fatherhood and Masculinity in PostWar Hollywood (London:
BFI, 2005); Hannah Hamad, Postfeminism and Paternity in Contemporary U.S. Film ...
Author: Katie Barnett
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Category: Performing Arts
The father is an enduring and iconic figure in Hollywood cinema and in the 1990s, narratives of redemptive fatherhood featured prominently in some of the decade's most popular films like Kindergarten Cop (1990), Mrs Doubtfire (1993), Jurassic Park (1993) and The Lion King (1994). Interpreting such films through the lens of feminist and queer theory, along with masculinity studies and psychoanalysis, Katie Barnett offers an insightful and interdisciplinary discussion of cinematic fathers. Barnett reveals that the father figure is often portrayed as one that invests in and is part of a discourse of reproductive futurism. This plays out across a range of genres including rom-coms, fantasy, sci-fi, drama, and disaster. By exploring both blockbuster and more low-budget films of the 1990s, Barnett explores the figure of the father against the crisis of masculinity in the United States, and indeed more globally, at this time.
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Skull, 2000. ———. “Jessica lynch, Plural. ... Postfeminism and Paternity in Contemporary US Film: Framing Fatherhood. new York: routledge, 2013. Haney,
Author: Stan Goff
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
What if the sanctification of war and contempt for women are both grounded in a fear that breeds hostility, and a hostility that rationalizes conquest? The anti-Gospel Christian history of war-loving and women-hating are not merely similar but two aspects of the same dynamic, argues Stan Goff, in an "autobiography" that spans millennia. Borderline is the historical and conceptual autobiography of a former career army veteran transformed by Jesus into a passionate advocate for nonviolence, written by a man who narrates his conversion to Christianity through feminism.
By examining various locations within popular culture, including television shows such as Mad Men and The Wire; books such as The Help and Lean In; as well as Hollywood films, fan forums, political blogs, and presidential speeches, Tanya ...
Author: Tanya Ann Kennedy
Publisher: SUNY Press
Category: Social Science
Examines how postfeminism and postracialism intersect to perpetuate systemic injustice in the United States. Historicizing Post-Discourses explores how postfeminism and postracialism intersect in dominant narratives of triumphalism, white male crisis, neoliberal and colonial feminism, and multiculturalism to perpetuate systemic injustice in America. By examining various locations within popular culture, including television shows such as Mad Men and The Wire; books such as The Help and Lean In; as well as Hollywood films, fan forums, political blogs, and presidential speeches, Tanya Ann Kennedy demonstrates the dominance of postfeminism and postracialism in US culture. In addition, she shows how post-discourses create affective communities through their engineering of the history of both race and gender justice. “This book makes a welcome contribution to both feminist media studies and critical race studies by addressing a crucial and often overlooked discursive intersection of contemporary cultural life, where postfeminism meets postracial discourse. The scholarship is conceptually sophisticated, critically informed, and intellectually robust.” — Hannah Hamad, author of Postfeminism and Paternity in Contemporary U.S. Film: Framing Fatherhood
surrounding parenthood and the family by exploring representations of white fatherhood in Hollywood and Hollywood - style films which ... See Tania Modleski
, Feminism Without Women : Culture and Criticism in a Postfeminist Age ( New
York and London : Routledge , 1991 ) ... 1993 ) ; Jude Davies and Carol R . Smith
, Gender , Ethnicity and Sexuality in Contemporary American Film ( Edinburgh :
Corkery's comments alert us to the film's critique of Celtic Tiger greed and
boundaryfree parenting. ... thecoreof this individualism, stronglyechoing the ( postfeminist) discourse of anumber of media commentators who, asserting that ...
They use the tools of modern Ireland togettheir ownway,to move through life
ontheir terms. ... the film may be consciously engaging withtheenduring impact of
Ireland'straumatic past on modernday fatherhood: I'm not sure Paul is ready to
become a father.
Author: D. Ging
Category: Performing Arts
Spanning a broad trajectory, from the New Gaelic Man of post-independence Ireland to the slick urban gangsters of contemporary productions, this study traces a significant shift from idealistic images of Irish manhood to a much more diverse and gender-politically ambiguous range of male identities on the Irish screen.
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... 937,1896-1899 for African-American males, 1232 African-American women
and, 1233 Albania, 750 Algerian feminist ... 1599 postfeminism and, 1647
Quebec movement, 747, 785, 819-820 Quebec womens rights granted (1940),
819 race ...
Author: Cheris Kramarae
For a full list of entries and contributors, sample entries, and more, visit the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women website. Featuring comprehensive global coverage of women's issues and concerns, from violence and sexuality to feminist theory, the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women brings the field into the new millennium. In over 900 signed A-Z entries from US and Europe, Asia, the Americas, Oceania, and the Middle East, the women who pioneered the field from its inception collaborate with the new scholars who are shaping the future of women's studies to create the new standard work for anyone who needs information on women-related subjects.
Above all the films ' different treatment of paternity must be linked to French and American constructions of gender and the impact of ... Lauzier ' s film suggests an
anxiety about new powers achieved by women and it is striking that contemporary French production ... make sweeping claims about post - feminism '
and so on .
LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS Hélène Charlery is a French doctor in American
Studies from the Université de Paris 12 - Val de Marne . ... Kathrina Glitre is a
Senior Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of the West of England , Bristol .
... at Norwich City College , and a PhD student at the University of East Anglia
where she is researching postfeminist fatherhood and contemporary Hollywood
Author: Elizabeth Wells
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Pub
Category: Social Science
Representation in cinema as a phenomenon in its own right has rarely been addressed in film criticism. This volume of new essays attempts to address this omission, examining ways in which representations are put into place through mise-en-scene, editing and technological manipulation: processes that re-mediate what we see, hear and know. Contributors challenge commonplaces about representation, exploring the limits of the visible in a variety of ways. This concern with representation appears an urgent one given the contemporary hyper-visual environment: currently no image seems to exist which cannot be exported, disseminated or commodified in a matter of seconds. In an era dominated by so-called citizen journalism, where home videos showing happy slapping compete in cyber-space with bootlegged footage of Saddam Husseins execution, the question of limits in filmmaking is more relevant than ever. Taken together, these essays represent a broad view of critical analysis in film studies; thus thematic concerns about race sit alongside others focusing on formal questions of technique and presentation. In addressing how our access to images is mediated and re-mediated through cinematic technologies, these essays problematise questions about transparency and our relationship to a perceived reality.
Kurys tells us that the characters played by Huppert and Marchand are her
parents , and Marchand , who plays his role superbly , is ... The only thing that's
distinctive about it is its veneer of post - feminism . ... to come out of the viewer's
subconscious ; he experiences a man's worst fears of courtship and marriage
and fatherhood ( to a whimpering monster ) . ... There is perhaps nothing else in contemporary films that is as eerily , baldly erotic as the moment when Henry
commits adultery ...
This collection investigates these sites of change through various lenses from popular culture - film, television, blogs, best-selling fiction and non-fiction, stand-up comedy routines, advertisements, newspaper articles, parenting guide ...
Author: Elizabeth Podnieks
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Category: Social Science
The definitions of fatherhood have shifted in the twenty-first century as paternal subjectivities, conflicts, and desires have registered in new ways in the contemporary family. This collection investigates these sites of change through various lenses from popular culture - film, television, blogs, best-selling fiction and non-fiction, stand-up comedy routines, advertisements, newspaper articles, parenting guide-books, and video games. Treating constructions of the father at the nexus of patriarchy, gender, and (post)feminist philosophy, contributors analyze how fatherhood is defined in relation to masculinity and femininity, and the shifting structures of the heteronormative nuclear family. Perceptions of the father as the traditional breadwinner and authoritarian as compared to a more engaged and involved nurturer are considered via representations of fathers from the US, Canada, Britain, Australia, South Africa, and Sweden.
JOURNAL ENTRY Write about a typical American family of the next generation .
... With Susie Girard , Stacey wrote an article on postfeminist evangelism ; some
of the article ' s material was developed in the book Brave New Families ... and
childwork , the postmodern family , even more than the modern family it is
replacing , is proving to be a woman - tended domain . There is some empirical
basis for the enlightened father imagery celebrated by films like Kramer versus
Author: Marjorie Ford
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
COMING FROM HOME is an innovative reader arranged around the theme of families and the importance of community. Containing 71 selections--essays (including student essays), poems, stories, and memoirs--it provides a variety of ethnic, cultural, economic, sociological, psychological, and literary perspectives. Journal writing and intertextual questions (asking students to work with common threads within a number of works) characterize the extensive, integrated pedagogical support that contributes to making COMING FROM HOME the basis for an exciting and unusually effective focus for writing courses.
This work examines how science and culture intertwine to influence how we think about our identities, desires, relationships, and societal roles today.
Author: Amy Lind
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Whether in the home or in the public arenas of media, work, sports, politics, art or religion, women often become embroiled as subjects in the political, social, and cultural debates in America. People on all areas of the political landscape see women in diverse and conflicting ways -- as either too liberated or not liberated enough, or whether and how gender and sexual roles are rooted in either biology or culture. Battleground: Women, Gender, and Sexuality helps readers navigate contemporary issues and debates pertaining to women's lives in the United States and globally. This work examines how science and culture intertwine to influence how we think about our identities, desires, relationships, and societal roles today. Battleground: Women, Gender, and Sexuality comprises lengthy, in-depth discussions of the most timely issues that are debated in today's culture, such as: Birth Control BLComparable Worth BLDisability and Gender BLGlass Ceiling BLImmigration BLPlastic Surgery, Tatooing, and Piercing BLSame-Sex Marriage BLSexual Assault and Sexual Harrassment Each essay provides a balanced overview of these hot-button topics, and a list of works for Further Reading after each entry serves as a stepping-stone to more in-depth material for students who are writing papers or researching reports.