Overview:Heroes in Hard Times: Cop Action Movies in the U.S. - According to Neal King, cop action movies point both an accusatory finger and homoerotically murderous race at powerful white men. A close look at a massive and hugely popular fictional culture, Heroes in Hard Times considers the over 190 cop action movies releasedbetween 1980 and 1997; examines the generic moral logic that they offer; andexplores the crisis in American masculinity that, King argues, propels the action in their stories. King studies how, in the cop action genre, working-class police officers weigh in on such topics as racial justice, homosexuality, misogyny, unemployment, worker resistance, affirmative action, drug use, poverty, divorce, and the use of violence to deal with social problems. Facing their enemies with wisecracks and firepower, these men prove themselves at once complicitous in a system of violence and corruption and worthy to \u0022blow away,\u0022 with neither hesitation nor remorse, their -- society's -- menacing threats. The central male figures in these stories are heroes in their fight against criminals, but, as individuals, they fell undervalued by women, unappreciated by their bosses, and out of place in a society where fat cats and liberals have all the power. Such \u0022hard times,\u0022 King's study reveals, position them to simultaneously long for, disdain, and heroically -- if violently -- stake their frustrated claim to white male privilege. Discussing such topics as white male guilt and the rage of the oppressed and examining such films as Lethal Weapon, Die Hard, and Silence of the Lambs, King's book notes the socially-charged roles given to American culture's fictional police heroes. The last artisan in a culture that has become increasingly corporate and bureaucratized, the movie cop is the last 'real man' in a world that has emasculated men and the last non-conforming patriot in a world thatpays more attention to rules than what is morally right. A book that shows how modern mythology makes sense of rampant corruption (and provides entertainment in its punishment), Heroes in Hard Times will educate and provoke those interested in American popular culture, film, and gender studies.

This book is on page /88f0ff300130a9332bf7ee8997e69000/book/1603729668-9781566397018. It was written by the following authors: Neal King. Book Heroes in Hard Times: Cop Action Movies in the U.S., which can be read online, published by the company: Temple University Press, U.S.. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: Politics, Entertainment, Education, Society. The book was published on 1999-06-22 00:00:00. It has 282 pages and is published in Hardback format and weight g. File for download Heroes in Hard Times: Cop Action Movies in the U.S. has PDF format and is called heroes-in-hard-times-cop-action-movies-in-the-u.s..pdf. Other books you can download below. Our nottedeiricercatoriaq.it site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.

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