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Casting Masculinity in Spanish Film: Negotiating Identity in by Mary T. Hartson

By Mary T. Hartson

The upward push of consumerism within the 20th and twenty-first centuries greatly replaced the way in which we understand ourselves and the area round us. And, because it has all through historical past, the social build of “ideal” masculinity either displays and responds to that lived fact, supporting participants adapt. via an in depth examine of Spanish movie of the 20th and twenty-first centuries, this ebook investigates hegemonic, or dominant, masculinity within the wake of dramatic patron adjustments that happened in Spain. It explores the ways that masculine id as represented in Spanish movie positions itself when it comes to hope and intake, focusing particularly on representations of hegemonic masculinity from the virtually forty yr dictatorship of common Francisco Franco during the transition to democracy and into the early 1990s.

Using psychoanalytic thought as hired essentially by way of Todd McGowan and Slavoj Žižek, this e-book analyzes cinematic representations of hegemonic masculine versions, besides these portrayed as much less favorable, to appreciate how political, social and fiscal adjustments in Spain within the 20th and early twenty-first centuries impact the method of masculine id formation. within the shift from a “society of prohibition” to a “society of commanded enjoyment,” hegemonic masculinity as represented in Spanish movie alterations dramatically, at the start organizing itself round prohibition and self-renunciation within the early Franco dictatorship and later, with neoliberal reforms and mass media advertising of consumerist values beginning within the Fifties, reorienting itself round wish and delight (embodied, for instance, within the sexually promiscuous, stylish younger guy of the 1970s). own excitement and the pride of one’s wants substitute submission, obedience and self-abnegation—leading to a reconstruction of masculine identities in a social context that looks more and more fragmented, plural and individualistic. the first innovation of this article consists of the repositioning of consumerism as a basic strength within the formation of Spanish masculinity and displaying how commonly disseminated masculine types serve to house political, social and financial demands.

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