ABSTRACT

For years, research concerning masculinities has explored the way that men have dominated, exploited, and dismantled societies, asking how we might make sense of marginalized masculinities in the context of male privilege. This volume asks not only how terms such as men and masculinity are socially defined and culturally instantiated, but also how the media has constructed notions of masculinity that have kept minority masculinities on the margins. Essays explore marginalized masculinities as communicated through film, television, and new media, visiting representations and marginalized identity politics while also discussing the dangers and pitfalls of a media pedagogy that has taught audiences to ignore, sidestep, and stereotype marginalized group realities. While dominant portrayals of masculine versus feminine characters pervade numerous television and film examples, this collection examines heterosexual and queer, military and civilian, as well as Black, Japanese, Indian, White, and Latino masculinities, offering a variance in masculinities and confronting male privilege as represented on screen, appealing to a range of disciplines and a wide scope of readers.

chapter |16 pages

Preface: Communicating Marginalized Masculinities

ByRONALD L. JACKSON II AND JAMIE E. MOSHIN

chapter 4|15 pages

Color and Movement: The Male Dancer, Masculinity and Race in Film

ByDAVID BUCHBINDER

chapter 5|19 pages

A Gendered Shell Game: Masculinity and Race in District 9

ByCLAIRE SISCO KING

chapter 6|15 pages

The Evolution of an Identity: G.I. Joe and Black Masculinity

ByCARLOS D. MORRISON

chapter 8|16 pages

Fat, Sass and Laughs: Black Masculinity in Drag

BySTEPHANE DUNN

chapter 10|15 pages

The Man in the Box: Masculinity and Race in Popular Television

ByERICA SCHARRER