Masculine Jealousy And Contemporary Cinema by Nicholas D WolfsonMasculine Jealousy And Contemporary Cinema by Nicholas D Wolfson

Masculine Jealousy And Contemporary Cinema

byNicholas D Wolfson, C. Yates

Paperback | September 12, 2007

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This study provides new insights into the link between masculinity and jealousy through a study of representations of male jealousy in modern Hollywood cinema. It argues, through examples of films and their reception in the press, that male jealousy has played a key role in the psychocultural shaping of Western masculinities and male fantasy.
CANDIDA YATES is Senior Lecturer in Psychosocial Studies at the University of East London, UK. Her research interests include masculinity, affect, cinema and cultural change. She is co-editor of Culture and the Unconscious.
Title:Masculine Jealousy And Contemporary CinemaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:225 pages, 21.6 × 14 × 0.02 inPublished:September 12, 2007Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Setting the Scene: Masculinity, Jealousy and Contemporary Culture PART 1: THE PSYCHO-CULTURAL SHAPING OF MASCULINE JEALOUSY Psychoanalytic Understandings of Masculinity and Jealousy Theories of Masculinity, Cinema, Spectatorship and the Jealous Gaze Analysing Jealousy Texts from a Psycho-Cultural Perspective PART 2: MASCULINE JEALOUSY IN THE MOVIES Taxi Driver , The Psychopathic Hero and the Rescue Romance: How Jealousy Drives the Narrative Along (M. Scorsese, USA, 1976) Michael Douglas: Envy, Greed and Jealous Desire in A Perfect Murder (A. Davis, USA, 1998) Englishness, Nation and Masculine Jealousy in The End of The Affair (N. Jordan, USA/UK, 1999) The Piano : A Feminine Narrative of Masculine Jealousies (J. Campion, Australia/New Zealand, 1993) Unfaithful : A Tale of Female Infidelity and the Jealousy of a Good Husband (A. Lyne, USA, 2002) Conclusion: Towards an Understanding of Masculinity, Jealousy and Cinema Appendix: Case Study Film Synopses Notes Filmography Bibliography Index

Editorial Reviews

This is an exciting and innovative study which adds a new dimension to psychoanalytic approaches to film and to masculinity, and which sheds new light on films such as Taxi Driver , The Piano and The End of The Affair . - Steve Neale, University of Exeter