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Troubling Masculinities – Terror, Gender, and Monstrous Others in American Film Post-9/11 - University Press of Mississippi
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Troubling Masculinities: Terror, Gender, and Monstrous Others in American Film Post-9/11

Glen Donnar


The association of the attacks of 9/11 with Hollywood science fiction and disaster spectacle was immediate and pervasive. Succeeding calls in media and politics for the reassuring return of ‘strong’ masculine types—predominantly drawn from Hollywood westerns, action and war films—were widespread, revealing renewed cultural fears of threats to America from both within and without.Troubling Masculinities is the first dedicated multi-genre study of representations of masculinity in encounters with terror in post-9/11 American cinema. The book examines the impact of “terror-Others”, from Arab terr ... More

Keywords: Hollywood, Masculinity, Terrorism, September 11, Genre

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781496828576
Published to University Press of Mississippi: January 2021 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496828576.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Glen Donnar, author
RMIT University