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Hard Bodies: Hollywood Masculinity in the Reagan Era

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Hard Bodies is about Ronald Reagan, Robert Bly, "America," Rambo, Dirty Harry, national identity, and individual manhood. By linking blockbuster Hollywood films of the 1980s to Ronald Reagan and his image, Susan Jeffords explores the links between masculinity and U.S. identity and how their images changed during that decade. Her book powerfully defines a distinctly ideological period in the renegotiation of masculinity in the post-Vietnam era. As Jeffords perceptively notes, Reagan was most effective at constructing and ...

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Hard Bodies: Hollywood Masculinity in the Reagan Era
1994, Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780813520025

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Hard Bodies: Hollywood Masculinity in the Reagan Era
1993, Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780813520032

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