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The Resource Hard bodies : Hollywood masculinity in the Reagan era, Susan Jeffords

Hard bodies : Hollywood masculinity in the Reagan era, Susan Jeffords

Label
Hard bodies : Hollywood masculinity in the Reagan era
Title
Hard bodies
Title remainder
Hollywood masculinity in the Reagan era
Statement of responsibility
Susan Jeffords
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Hard Bodies looks at some of the most popular films of the Reagan era and examines how the characters, themes, and stories presented in them often helped to reinforce and disseminate the policies, programs, and beliefs of the "Reagan Revolution." In particular, because Ronald Reagan was himself most often portrayed in terms that emphasized his strength, toughness, and assertiveness, one of the key images of the Reagan era was that of masculinity itself. But the Reagan
  • era also promoted a concept of the nation as gendered, as strong, tough, and assertive, like the President who seemed to epitomize the United States in its confrontation with the "evil" Soviet empire, the Sandinista government, or the drug-trading cartels. Action-adventure films of the 1980s accentuated these qualities, not only as foreign policy methods but also as domestic agendas, putting forward the American "hard body" as the solution to the nation's foreign and
  • domestic failings. Through her illuminating and detailed analyses of both the Reagan presidency and many blockbuster movies, Susan Jeffords provides a scenario within which the successes of the New Right and the Reagan presidency can begin to be understood Rambo, Lethal Weapon, Die Hard, Robocop, Back to the Future, Star Wars, the Indiana Jones series, Mississippi Burning, Rain Man, Batman, and Unforgiven are among the films she discusses. In her closing chapter, she
  • suggests the direction that masculinity is taking in the 1990s
Cataloging source
DLC
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1953-
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Jeffords, Susan
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Intended audience
1540
Intended audience source
Lexile
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Reagan, Ronald
  • Men in motion pictures
  • Machismo in motion pictures
Label
Hard bodies : Hollywood masculinity in the Reagan era, Susan Jeffords
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [205]-208) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Life as a Man in the Reagan Revolution -- 2. Hard Bodies: The Reagan Heroes -- 3. Fathers and Sons: Continuity and Revolution in the Reagan Years -- 4. The Bush Style -- 5. The Movies Are Looking for a Few Good White Men -- 6. Terminal Masculinity: Men in the Early 1990s -- 7. Masculinity and the Reagan Legacy
Control code
ocm27431504
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
212 pages
Isbn
9780813520032
Lccn
93018282
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)27431504
  • (Sirsi) a427412
Label
Hard bodies : Hollywood masculinity in the Reagan era, Susan Jeffords
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [205]-208) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Life as a Man in the Reagan Revolution -- 2. Hard Bodies: The Reagan Heroes -- 3. Fathers and Sons: Continuity and Revolution in the Reagan Years -- 4. The Bush Style -- 5. The Movies Are Looking for a Few Good White Men -- 6. Terminal Masculinity: Men in the Early 1990s -- 7. Masculinity and the Reagan Legacy
Control code
ocm27431504
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
212 pages
Isbn
9780813520032
Lccn
93018282
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)27431504
  • (Sirsi) a427412

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