Male Myths and Icons

Masculinity in Popular Culture

  • Authors
  • Roger¬†Horrocks
  • Editors
  • Jo¬†Campling

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Roger Horrocks
    Pages 1-5
  3. Roger Horrocks
    Pages 6-21
  4. Roger Horrocks
    Pages 22-34
  5. Roger Horrocks
    Pages 35-55
  6. Roger Horrocks
    Pages 56-82
  7. Roger Horrocks
    Pages 83-100
  8. Roger Horrocks
    Pages 101-125
  9. Roger Horrocks
    Pages 126-146
  10. Roger Horrocks
    Pages 147-169
  11. Roger Horrocks
    Pages 170-178
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 179-203

About this book


This book studies some important myths of masculinity in various popular genres, including the western, the horror film, rock music and pornography. The author argues that popular culture gives us highly complex and ambivalent images of men. The hero turns into the anti-hero; feminine and homoerotic material leak in; the male is often shown as the victim. Attention is also paid to important theoretical issues in gender studies and cultural studies, such as identification and the relation between subject and text.


Cultural Studies culture film gender gender studies

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1995
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social & Cultural Studies Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-0-333-61699-4
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-38939-7
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