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The Resource Reel men at war : masculinity and the American war film, Ralph Donald and Karen MacDonald

Reel men at war : masculinity and the American war film, Ralph Donald and Karen MacDonald

Label
Reel men at war : masculinity and the American war film
Title
Reel men at war
Title remainder
masculinity and the American war film
Statement of responsibility
Ralph Donald and Karen MacDonald
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"As they transition into adulthood, many American boys and young men spend a considerable amount of time engaging in physical sports, playing violent video games, and watching action movies, including war films. In many cases, boys spend more time exposedto media models than they do with their fathers. If, as social learning theorists say, masculinity is learned directly through a system of positive and negative reinforcement, what manly behaviors do war films clearly define and reinforce? And what un-manly behaviors do war films clearly prohibit? In Reel Men at War: Masculinity and the American War Film, authors Ralph Donald and Karen MacDonald consider the influence that war films bring to bear on the socialization of young boys in America. Analyzing nearly 150 American war films and television programs, this book considers such issues as major male stereotypes--both positive and negative--in film, the influence of sports as an alternate to mortal combat, why men admire war and value winning so highly, and how war films define manly courage. Throughout the book the authors comment on the depiction of post-traumatic stress disorder, the stages of grief, and suicide in war films, as well as applying Jungian and Freudian theories to war and soldiering. Reel Men at War will be of interest not only to professors and students of cinema and mass communications but also to scholars of history, gender studies, and sociology"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Donald, Ralph
Dewey number
791.43/6521
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1995.9.M46
LC item number
D64 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • filmographies
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
MacDonald, Karen
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Men in motion pictures
  • Masculinity in motion pictures
  • War films
  • Men
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • ART
  • Masculinity in motion pictures
  • Men in motion pictures
  • Men
  • War films
  • United States
Label
Reel men at war : masculinity and the American war film, Ralph Donald and Karen MacDonald
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
  • Includes filmography (pages 187-255)
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-260) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Men and war -- "Go, team, go!" : manliness and war/sports metaphors -- Stereotypes of manliness -- Manliness and the burden of command -- Courage -- Why men fight
Control code
720385455
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 269 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780810881150
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
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c7cb0511-4c0c-42f9-9a40-c61b9ea867d3
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)720385455
Label
Reel men at war : masculinity and the American war film, Ralph Donald and Karen MacDonald
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
  • Includes filmography (pages 187-255)
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-260) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Men and war -- "Go, team, go!" : manliness and war/sports metaphors -- Stereotypes of manliness -- Manliness and the burden of command -- Courage -- Why men fight
Control code
720385455
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 269 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780810881150
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
c7cb0511-4c0c-42f9-9a40-c61b9ea867d3
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)720385455

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