Armed Forces

Armed Forces

Masculinity and Sexuality in the American War Film

eBook - 2007
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In war films, the portrayal of deep friendships between men is commonplace. Given the sexually anxious nature of the American imagination, such bonds are often interpreted as carrying a homoerotic subtext. In Armed Forces, Robert Eberwein argues that an expanded conception of masculinity and sexuality is necessary in order to understand more fully the intricacy of these intense and emotional human relationships. Drawing on a range of examples from silent films such as What Price Glory and Wings to sound era works like The Deer Hunter, Platoon, Three Kings, and Pearl Harbor, he shows how close.
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©2007.
Characteristics: 1 online resource (x, 196 pages) : illustrations

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