Cable Guys: Television and Masculinities in the 21st Century

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The emergence of "male-centered serials" such as The Shield, Rescue Me, and Sons Of Anarchy and the challenges these characters face in negotiating modern masculinities. From the meth-dealing but devoted family man Walter White of AMC's Breaking Bad , to the part-time basketball coach, part-time gigolo Ray Drecker of HBO's Hung , depictions of male characters perplexed by societal expectations of men and anxious about changing American masculinity have become standard across the television landscape. Engaging with a wide ...

Cable Guys: Television and Masculinities in the 21st Century 2014, New York University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9781479800742

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