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Author Nystrom, Derek.

Title Hard hats, rednecks, and macho men : class in 1970s American cinema / Derek Nystrom
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 251 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction: Making Class Visible in Film and Cultural Studies; PART I: HARD HATS AND MOVIE BRATS; 1 Class and the Youth-Cult Cycle; PART II: REDNECKS AND GOOD OLE BOYS: THE RISE OF THE SOUTHERN; 2 Deliverance, An Allegory of the Sunbelt; 3 Keep On Truckin': The Southern Cycle and the Invention of the Good Ole Boy; PART III: MACHO MEN AND THE NEW NIGHTLIFE FILM; 4 Saturday Night Fever and the Queering of the White, Working-Class Male Body; 5 Extra Masculinity: Looking for Mr. Goodbar and Cruising; Conclusion: Working-Class Solidarity and Its Others
Summary Everywhere you look in 1970s American cinema, you find white working-class men. They bring a violent conclusion to Easy Rider, murdering the film's representatives of countercultural alienation and disaffection. They lurk in the Georgia woods of Deliverance, attacking outsiders in a manner that evokes the South's recent history of racial violence and upheaval. They haunt the singles nightclubs of Looking for Mr. Goodbar, threatening the film's newly liberated heroine with patriarchal violence. They strut through the disco clubs of Saturday Night Fever, dancing to music whose roots in post-Ston
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Masculinity in motion pictures.
Men, White, in motion pictures.
Motion pictures -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Rednecks in motion pictures.
Working class in motion pictures.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0195336763 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0195336771 (paperback; alk. paper)
0199714320 (electronic bk.)
9780195336764 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780195336771 (paperback; alk. paper)
9780199714322 (electronic bk.)