Tuesday, July 12, 2011

E-Book of the Week - Reel Men at War: Masculinity and the American War Film

Donald, Ralph and Karen MacDonald.  Reel Men at War : Masculinity and the American War Film. Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, 2011.

Reel Men at War examines how depictions of manhood in films about war affect young men. Representations of appropriate codes of manly behavior and behaviors to avoid during war are looked at through 143 scenes of American war in film in the forms of screenplay text, acting, and directing choices. Commentary by psychologist Dr. Karen MacDonald is provided at the end of each chapter analyzing the psychological ramifications of viewing these films.

Previewed by Danielle Johnson.  Click here to read the book.

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