Postfeminism and Paternity in Contemporary US Film

This book interrogates representations of fatherhood across the spectrum of popular U.S. film of the early twenty-first century.

Postfeminism and Paternity in Contemporary US Film

Author: Hannah Hamad

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113508890X

Page: 190

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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.

Postfeminism and Paternity in Contemporary U S Film

This book interrogates representations of fatherhood across the spectrum of popular U.S. film of the early twenty-first century.

Postfeminism and Paternity in Contemporary U S  Film

Author: Hannah Hamad

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780203798713

Page: 189

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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.

Postfeminism and Paternity in Contemporary US Film

18 This includes the raft of contemporary postfeminist fatherhood films, due to the topicality and saleability of this discourse of masculinity.

Postfeminism and Paternity in Contemporary US Film

Author: Hannah Hamad

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135088837

Page: 190

View: 500

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.

Postfeminism and Contemporary Hollywood Cinema

By analyzing the negotiation of femininities and masculinities within contemporary Hollywood cinema, Postfeminism and Contemporary Hollywood Cinema presents diverse interrogations of popular cinema and illustrates the need for a renewed ...

Postfeminism and Contemporary Hollywood Cinema

Author: J. Gwynne

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113730684X

Page: 257

View: 910

By analyzing the negotiation of femininities and masculinities within contemporary Hollywood cinema, Postfeminism and Contemporary Hollywood Cinema presents diverse interrogations of popular cinema and illustrates the need for a renewed scholarly focus on contemporary film production.

Historicizing Post Discourses

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 ...

Historicizing Post Discourses

Author: Tanya Ann Kennedy

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438464770

Page: 260

View: 725

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

Masculinity in Contemporary Science Fiction Cinema

Hannah Hamad, Postfeminism and Paternity in Contemporary US Film (New York and London: Routledge, 2014), p. 55. Faludi, The Terror Dream.

Masculinity in Contemporary Science Fiction Cinema

Author: Marianne Kac-Vergne

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1786723158

Page: 256

View: 803

If science fiction stages the battle between humans and non-humans, whether alien or machine, who is elected to fight for us? In the classics of science fiction cinema, humanity is nearly always represented by a male, and until recently, a white male. Spanning landmark American films from Blade Runner to Avatar, this major new study offers the first ever analysis of masculinity in science fiction cinema. It uncovers the evolution of masculine heroes from the 1980s until the present day, and the roles played by their feminine counterparts. Considering gender alongside racial and class politics, Masculinity in Contemporary Science Fiction Cinema also situates filmic examples within the broader culture. It is indispensable for understanding science fiction and its role in contemporary cultural politics.

Screening Images of American Masculinity in the Age of Postfeminism

Postfeminism and Paternity in Contemporary US Film: Framing Fatherhood. London: Routledge, 2014. Print. ———. “Hollywood Fatherhood: Paternal Postfeminism in ...

Screening Images of American Masculinity in the Age of Postfeminism

Author: Elizabeth Abele

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1498525830

Page: 220

View: 278

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.

Analyzing Christmas in Film

Hannah Hamad, Postfeminism and Paternity in Contemporary U.S. Film: Framing Fatherhood (New York: Routledge, 2014), 17. 88. Hannah Hamad, Postfeminism and ...

Analyzing Christmas in Film

Author: Lauren Rosewarne

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1498541828

Page: 558

View: 369

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.

Gender and Contemporary Horror in Film

63À82). Chichester: Wiley & Blackwell. Hamad, H. (2013). Postfeminism and paternity in contemporary US Film: Framing fatherhood. New York, NY: Routledge.

Gender and Contemporary Horror in Film

Author: Samantha Holland

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1787698971

Page: 272

View: 849

This edited collection focuses on gender and contemporary horror in film, examining how and if representations of gender in horror have changed.

Fathers on Film

Paternity and Masculinity in 1990s Hollywood Katie Barnett ... 2005); Hannah Hamad, Postfeminism and Paternity in Contemporary U.S. Film (London: ...

Fathers on Film

Author: Katie Barnett

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350120863

Page: 304

View: 614

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.

Pops in Pop Culture

Fatherhood, Masculinity, and the New Man Elizabeth Podnieks ... 81 Drawing on Modleski, in Postfeminism and Paternity in Contemporary U.S. Film (2014) Hamad ...

Pops in Pop Culture

Author: Elizabeth Podnieks

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137577673

Page: 265

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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.

Single Parents

... recent of U.S. films, and in part to expand on the important work done in Hannah Hamad's Postfeminism and Paternity in Contemporary U.S. Film (2014), ...

Single Parents

Author: Berit Åström

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 3030713113

Page:

View: 478

Women in Neoliberal Postfeminist Television Drama

Postfeminism and Paternity in Contemporary US Film: Framing Fatherhood. London: Routledge. Hamad, H. (2014). '“Don't Let Him Take Britain Back to the ...

Women in Neoliberal Postfeminist Television Drama

Author: Cat Mahoney

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 3030304493

Page: 134

View: 948

“In this insightful book, Cat Mahoney offers a fascinating analysis of contemporary TV dramas such as Home Fires, Land Girls and The Bletchley Circle. Developing the idea that history is told through the preoccupations of the present, she argues compellingly that these are postfeminist dramas which work through troubling ideas about heteronormative romance, domesticity, beauty and whiteness, while reinforcing the idea that feminism as a political movement is not necessary. A bold and original contribution to television studies, gender studies and popular history.” ̶ Rosalind Gill, City, University of London, UK By examining contemporary television drama set during and immediately after the Second World War, this book illustrates the ways in which postfeminism has shaped representations of women in contemporary culture. Mahoney offers a new perspective to debates that have previously been concerned with questions of historical accuracy. She argues that depictions of women from the past in modern television drama spawn from the neoliberal postfeminist media climate which originated in the 1990s. These depictions respond to a cultural need to naturalise and de-historicise a version of neoliberal postfeminist femininity that is compatible with the current media climate and far more reflective of the concerns of the present than any “real” or lived experience of women in the past. The result of this process of naturalisation is the assertion that postfeminist values are natural and eternal, rather than a product of the 1980s economic turn and the present political moment. By identifying and interrogating postfeminist norms within four television drama series produced since the 2008 financial crash, this book argues that postfeminism is a dominant structuring force in their depiction of female characters and of the past.

Ageing Popular Culture and Contemporary Feminism

... of film history, Hollywood cinema, and fathers in film, among others. She is the author of Postfeminism and Paternity in Contemporary U.S. Film (2014), ...

Ageing  Popular Culture and Contemporary Feminism

Author: I. Whelehan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137376538

Page: 254

View: 452

How has popular film, television and fiction responded to the realities of an ageing Western population? This volume analyses this field of representation to argue that, while celebrations of ageing as an inspirational journey are increasing, most depictions still focus on decline and deterioration.

The Other in Contemporary Migrant Cinema

27 Japanese Horror Films and 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 ... Culture Valerie Wee Postfeminism and Paternity in Contemporary US Film Framing Fatherhood ...

The Other in Contemporary Migrant Cinema

Author: Guido Rings

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317360052

Page: 176

View: 960

As a rapidly aging continent, Europe increasingly depends on the successful integration of migrants. Unfortunately, contemporary political and media discourses observe and frequently also support the development of nationalist, eurosceptic and xenophobic reactions to immigration and growing multiethnicity. Confronting this trend, European cinema has developed and disseminated new transcultural and postcolonial alternatives that might help to improve integration and community cohesion in Europe, and this book investigates these alternatives in order to identify examples of good practices that can enhance European stability. While the cinematic spectrum is as wide and open as most notions of Europeanness, the films examined share a fundamental interest in the Other. In this qualitative film analysis approach, particular consideration is given to British, French, German, and Spanish productions, and a comparison of multiethnic conviviality in Chicano cinema.

Beyond the Sea

Postfeminism and Paternity in Contemporary U.S. Film: Framing Fatherhood. New York: Routledge, 2014. Jackson, Robert. Bioshock: Decision, Forced Choice and ...

Beyond the Sea

Author: Felan Parker

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773555560

Page: 449

View: 359

The Bioshock series looms large in the industry and culture of video games for its ambitious incorporation of high-minded philosophical questions and retro-futuristic aesthetics into the ultraviolent first-person shooter genre. Beyond the Sea marks ten years since the release of the original game with an interdisciplinary collection of essays on Bioshock, Bioshock 2, and Bioshock Infinite. Simultaneously lauded as landmarks in the artistic growth of the medium and criticized for their compromised vision and politics, the Bioshock games have been the subject of significant scholarly and critical discussion. Moving past well-trodden debates, Beyond the Sea broadens the conversation by putting video games in dialogue with a diverse range of other disciplines and cultural forms, from parenting psychology to post-humanism, from Thomas Pynchon to German expressionist cinema. Offering bold new perspectives on a canonical series, Beyond the Sea is a timely contribution to our understanding of the aesthetics, the industry, and the culture of video games. Contributors include Daniel Ante-Contreras (Miracosta), Luke Arnott (Western Ontario), Betsy Brey (Waterloo), Patrick Brown (Iowa), Michael Fuchs (Graz), Jamie Henthorn (Catawba), Brendan Keogh (Queensland), Cameron Kunzelman (Georgia), Cody Mejeur (Michigan State), Matthew Thomas Payne (Notre Dame), Gareth Schott (Waikato), Karen Schrier (Marist), Sarah Stang (York/Ryerson), Sarah Thorne (Carleton), John Vanderhoef (California State, Dominguez Hills), Matthew Wysocki (Flagler), Jordan R. Youngblood (Eastern Connecticut State), and Sarah Zaidan (Emerson).

Routledge International Handbook of Masculinity Studies

Relative intimacy: Fathers, adolescent daughters, and postwar American ... Postfeminism and paternity in contemporary U.S. film: Framing fatherhood.

Routledge International Handbook of Masculinity Studies

Author: Lucas Gottzén

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351676288

Page: 524

View: 850

The Routledge International Handbook of Masculinity Studies provides a contemporary critical and scholarly overview of theorizing and research on masculinities as well as emerging ideas and areas of study that are likely to shape research and understanding of gender and men in the future. The forty-eight chapters of the handbook take an interdisciplinary approach to a range of topics on men and masculinities related to identity, sex, sexuality, culture, aesthetics, technology and pressing social issues. The handbook’s transnational lens acknowledges both the localities and global character of masculinity. A clear message in the book is the need for intersectional theorizing in dialogue with feminist, queer and sexuality studies in making sense of men and masculinities. Written in a clear and direct style, the handbook will appeal to students, teachers and researchers in the social sciences and humanities, as well as professionals, practitioners and activists.

Tweenhood

Gill, Rosalind (2007) 'Postfeminist Media Culture: Elements of a ... (2014) Postfeminism and Paternity in Contemporary US Film: Framing Fatherhood.

Tweenhood

Author: Melanie Kennedy

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1788316649

Page: 256

View: 123

A powerful female, pre-adolescent, consumer demographic has emerged in tandem with girls becoming more visible in popular culture since the 1990s. Yet the cultural anxiety that this has caused has received scant academic attention. In Tweenhood, Melanie Kennedy rectifies this and examines mainstream, pre-adolescent girls' films, television programmes and celebrities from 2004 onwards, including A Cinderella Story (2004), Hannah Montana (2006) and Camp Rock (2008). Her book forges a dialogue between post-feminism, film and television, celebrity and most importantly; the figure of the tween. Kennedy examines how these media texts, which are so key to tween culture, address and construct their target audience by helping them to 'choose' an appropriately feminine identity. Tweenhood then, she argues, is transient and a discursive construct whose unpacking highlights the deification of celebrity and femininity within its culture.

American and Chinese Language Cinemas

... Adapting Culture Valerie Wee 28 Postfeminism and Paternity in Contemporary US Film Framing Fatherhood Hannah Hamad 29 Cine-Ethics Ethical Dimensions of ...

American and Chinese Language Cinemas

Author: Lisa Funnell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317910257

Page: 232

View: 634

Critics frequently describe the influence of "America," through Hollywood and other cultural industries, as a form of cultural imperialism. This unidirectional model of interaction does not address, however, the counter-flows of Chinese-language films into the American film market or the influence of Chinese filmmakers, film stars, and aesthetics in Hollywood. The aim of this collection is to (re)consider the complex dynamics of transnational cultural flows between American and Chinese-language film industries. The goal is to bring a more historical perspective to the subject, focusing as much on the Hollywood influence on early Shanghai or postwar Hong Kong films as on the intensifying flows between American and Chinese-language cinemas in recent decades. Contributors emphasize the processes of appropriation and reception involved in transnational cultural practices, examining film production, distribution, and reception.