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Beyond Method

Stella Adler and the Male Actor

Scott Balcerzak

Explores the methodologies and influence of acting teacher Stella Adler on her male students.

Printed Paper Cased
Available June 2018
ISBN: 9780814344897
Paperback
Available June 2018
ISBN: 9780814342916
eBOOK
Available June 2018
ISBN: 9780814342923

The Boys in the Band

Flashpoints of Cinema, History, and Queer Politics

Edited by Matt Bell

William Friedkin’s 1970 motion picture The Boys in the Band is perfectly poised for the wide-ranging reassessment and innovative readings that this edited volume accomplishes.

Paperback
Published: December 2016
ISBN: 9780814341537
eBOOK
Published: December 2016
ISBN: 9780814341544

Father Knows Best

Mary R. Desjardins

A historical and analytical examination of the iconic 1950s television and radio family sitcom.

Paperback
Published: November 2015
ISBN: 9780814339473
eBOOK
Published: November 2015
ISBN: 9780814339480

Reading the Bromance

Homosocial Relationships in Film and Television

Edited by Michael DeAngelis

Explores the popular cultural phenomenon of "bromance" in film and television and its oppositions between homosexual and homosocial behavior.

Paperback
Published: June 2014
ISBN: 9780814338988
eBOOK
Published: June 2014
ISBN: 9780814338995

Batman

Matt Yockey

Offers a fresh understanding of the persistent popularity and ongoing value of the original Batman series.

Paperback
Published: March 2014
ISBN: 9780814338179
eBOOK
Published: March 2014
ISBN: 9780814338186

Montgomery Clift, Queer Star

Elisabetta Girelli

Considers Montgomery Clift's star persona, film roles, and performances through the lens of queer theory.

Paperback
Published: December 2013
ISBN: 9780814335147
eBOOK
Published: December 2013
ISBN: 9780814339244

Buffoon Men

Classic Hollywood Comedians and Queered Masculinity

Scott Balcerzak

Analyzes the complicated gender histories of male comedians of the early Classic Hollywood era.

Paperback
Published: October 2013
ISBN: 9780814339657
eBOOK
Published: October 2013
ISBN: 9780814339664

The Sopranos

Gary R. Edgerton

Surveys the commercial importance, originality, and cultural relevance of the groundbreaking HBO series The Sopranos.

Paperback
Published: March 2013
ISBN: 9780814334065
eBOOK
Published: March 2013
ISBN: 9780814338520

Millennial Masculinity

Men in Contemporary American Cinema

Edited by Timothy Shary

Examines male representation in films released at the turn of the twenty-first century, from 1990 to present.

Paperback
Published: December 2012
ISBN: 9780814334355
eBOOK
Published: December 2012
ISBN: 9780814338445

Deadwood

Ina Rae Hark

Considers the HBO series Deadwood in the context of the television Western genre and the intersection of capital and violence in American history.

Paperback
Published: March 2012
ISBN: 9780814334492
eBOOK
Published: March 2012
ISBN: 9780814336601

Soldiers, Rebels, and Drifters

Gay Representation in Israeli Cinema

Nir Cohen

A cultural history of gay filmmaking in Israel that explores its role in the rise of gay consciousness over the past three decades.

Paperback
Published: October 2011
ISBN: 9780814334782
eBOOK
Published: October 2011
ISBN: 9780814337097

If We Must Die

From Bigger Thomas to Biggie Smalls

Aimé J. Ellis

Investigates a variety of texts in which the self-image of poor, urban black men in the U.S. is formed within, by, and against a culture of racial terror and state violence.

Paperback
Published: June 2011
ISBN: 9780814334133
eBOOK
Published: June 2011
ISBN: 9780814336656

Dark Shadows

Harry M. Benshoff

Explores the cultural, industrial, formal, and generic contexts of the television soap opera Dark Shadows as a precursor to today’s popular gothic media franchises.

Paperback
Published: March 2011
ISBN: 9780814334393
eBOOK
Published: March 2011
ISBN: 9780814336328

Keepin' It Hushed

The Barbershop and African American Hush Harbor Rhetoric

Vorris L. Nunley

Examines the barbershop as a rhetorical site in African American culture across genres, including fiction, film, poetry, and theater.

Paperback
Published: February 2011
ISBN: 9780814333488
eBOOK
Published: February 2011
ISBN: 9780814336458
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Shadows of Doubt

Negotiations of Masculinity in American Genre Films

Barry Keith Grant

Considers representations of masculine identity and sexuality in popular film across the work of several American directors and genres.

Paperback
Published: October 2010
ISBN: 9780814334577
eBOOK
Published: October 2010
ISBN: 9780814336915

The Honeymooners

David Sterritt

Examines the cultural, historical, and artistic significance of The Honeymooners in the context of postwar American values.

Paperback
Published: October 2009
ISBN: 9780814333969
eBOOK
Published: October 2009
ISBN: 9780814335451

Brothers and Beasts

An Anthology of Men on Fairy Tales

Edited by Kate Bernheimer
With a Foreword by Maria Tatar and an Afterword by Jack Zipes

Breaks new ground in fairy-tale studies by offering male writers a chance to reflect on their relationships to fairy tales.

Paperback
Published: October 2007
ISBN: 9780814332672

Running Scared

Masculinity and the Representation of the Male Body

Peter Lehman

An expanded, updated version of Peter Lehman’s classic text that became the leading source for the study of masculinity, the male body, and sexuality in film.

Paperback
Published: August 2007
ISBN: 9780814333396

Your Average Nigga

Performing Race, Literacy, and Masculinity

Vershawn Ashanti Young

An engrossing autobiographical exploration of black masculinity as a mode of racial and verbal performance.

Paperback
Published: March 2007
ISBN: 9780814332481
eBOOK
Published: March 2007
ISBN: 9780814335765

Where the Boys Are

Cinemas of Masculinity and Youth

Edited by Murray Pomerance and Frances Gateward

A provocative, contemporary anthology examining the construction of boys’ identity in modern cinema.

Paperback
Published: January 2005
ISBN: 9780814331156
eBOOK
Published: January 2005
ISBN: 9780814336663