New Fathers? Contemporary American Stories of Masculinity, Domesticity and Kinship

New Fathers? Contemporary American Stories of Masculinity, Domesticity and Kinship

Contemporary American Stories of Masculinity, Domesticity and Kinship

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What do novels such Annie Proulx's The Shipping News, Michael Cunningham's A Home at the End of the World, and Jayne Anne Phillips' MotherKind have in common with films such as Smoke and Mrs Doubtfire? This study explores the intersection of masculinity and domesticity in contemporary film and literature. It argues that these texts, produced since the 1990s, address with some urgency the notion of "new fatherhood" in the United States. They offer explorations of the idea that American father ...
Publisher: Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Pub., 2010
ISBN: 9781443825948
1443825948
Characteristics: 1 online resource (158 pages)

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