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Six Post-9/11 American War Films: Towards an Evolution of Nontraditional Masculine Constructs

Abstract Scholars argue that masculinity and war are united because masculinity is best observed through male-dominated arenas, such as the military. Moreover, film can serve as a medium to not only establish what is socially acceptable, but play an active role in the creation of one’s identity. Filmmakers past and present have employed the motif of masculinity in their war films, which put it at the center of the social structure and creates an overall acceptable cultural ideology. These filmmakers have established the overall rules, themes, and methods used as part of the war film genre. These rules, themes, and methods served well for pre-1970 American war cinema, when women were not allowed in the military as soldiers. However, as of 2003, femal... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor Bowen, James (Author) / Russell, Dennis (Advisor) / Thornton, Leslie-Jean (Committee member) / Craft, John (Committee member) / Giron, Angela (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Mass communication / Film studies / Gender studies / Afghanistan / film / iraq / masculinity / post-9/11 / war
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 215 pages
Language English
Note Doctoral Dissertation Journalism and Mass Communication 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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