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Clint Eastwood and Issues of American Masculinity

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ISBN-10: 0823230139

ISBN-13: 9780823230136

Edition: 4th 2009

Authors: Drucilla Cornell

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In this risk-taking book, a major feminist philosopher engages the work of the actor and director who has progressed from being the stereotypical "man’s man" to pushing the boundaries of the very genres—the Western, the police thriller, the war or boxing movie—most associated with American masculinity. Cornell’s highly appreciative encounter with the films directed by Clint Eastwood revolve around the questions "What is it to be a good man?" and "What is it to be, not just an ethical person, but specifically an ethical man?" Focusing on Eastwood as a director rather than as an actor or cultural icon, she studies Eastwood in relation to major philosophical and ethical themes that have been…    
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Book details

List price: $39.00
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Fordham University Press
Publication date: 6/15/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 232
Size: 5.98" wide x 8.94" long x 0.63" tall
Weight: 0.770

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Shooting Eastwood
Writing the Showdown: What's Left Behind When the Sun Goes Down
Dancing with the Double: Reaching Out from the Darkness Within
Ties That Bind: The Legacy of a Mother's Love
Psychic Scars: Transformative Relationships and Moral Repair
Parables of Revenge and Masculinity in Mystic River
Militarized Manhood: Shattered Images and the Trauma of War
Shades of Recognition: Privilege, Dignity, and the Hubris of White Masculinity
Conclusion: The Last Take
Notes
Filmography: Clint Eastwood as Director
Index