Performing American Masculinities : The 21st-Century Man in Popular Culture, Paperback / softback Book

Performing American Masculinities : The 21st-Century Man in Popular Culture Paperback / softback

Edited by Elwood Watson, Marc E. Shaw



This collection highlights the fluidity of masculinity in American popular culture at the turn of the new millennium and beyond by examining possibilities for male identity formation.

Each chapter mines American popular culture-theatre, film, literature, music, advertising, internet content, television, photography, and current events-to pose questions about the process of gender creation and the contestation of masculinities as constantly changing political forms.

The first section explores masculinities within late capitalism and includes studies of Seinfeld, Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, and reality television.

The second section addresses identity when masculinity intersects with race, religion, disability, and sexuality, including chapters on Barack Obama, the O.J. trial, and popular movies.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 252 pages
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Popular culture
  • ISBN: 9780253222701



Free delivery within the UK
Standard Delivery
Within the UK