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Title: Stud or Dud? Representations of masculinity in the popular culture of 1950s America
Author: Ruckley, Emma
ISNI:       0000 0000 6294 4913
Awarding Body: The Queen's College
Current Institution: University of Oxford
Date of Award: 2008
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Today, the popular image of the 1950s American Man is of a controlling patriarch, who was firmly in command of house, wife and life, and who conformed to traditional ideas about masculinity - he was aggressive, competitive, self-confident, and powerful. Popular magazines in the 1950s, however, portrayed a very different image, and seemingly had little confidence in the American man. The notion that the American Male was suffering from a 'crisis of masculinity' became a familiar theme in popular cultur sible in cartoons, advertisements, magazine editorials and articles, music, films and television programs.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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