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Masculine Jealousy and Contemporary Cinema

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About this book


This study provides new insights into the link between masculinity and jealousy through a study of representations of male jealousy in modern Hollywood cinema. It argues, through examples of films and their reception in the press, that male jealousy has played a key role in the psychocultural shaping of Western masculinities and male fantasy.



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About the authors

Candida Yates is Professor of Culture and Communication at Bournemouth University. She is an interdisciplinary scholar in Psychosocial Studies and its application to politics, emotion, culture and society and has published widely in that field. She works with psychoanalytic practitioners, scholars and cultural organisations to create new understandings of emotion in the public sphere. Her publications include: The Play of Political Culture, Emotion and Identity (Palgrave, 2015); Media and the Inner World: Psycho-Cultural Approaches to Emotion, Media and Popular Culture (Co-ed., Palgrave, 2014); Television and Psychoanalysis (Co-ed., Routledge, 2013); Emotion: New Psychosocial Perspectives (Co-ed., Palgrave 2009); Culture and The Unconscious (2007). She is Co-Editor of the Routledge books series: Psychoanalysis and Popular Culture and a Contributing Editor on the journals Psychoanalysis, Culture and Society, Journal of Psychosocial Studies and New Associations.


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This is an exciting and innovative study which adds a new dimension to psychoanalytic approaches to film and to masculinity, and which sheds new light on films such as Taxi Driver , The Piano and The End of The Affair . - Steve Neale, University of Exeter