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All About Almodóvar’s Men

by Juan Rey (Volume editor)
Monographs VI, 172 Pages
Series: Masculinity Studies, Volume 8

Summary

Pedro Almodóvar is an internationally acclaimed Spanish director. The national and international fascination over Almodóvar’s cinema lies in his ability to reflect the problems of contemporary society, his lucidity in combining the urban and the rural, his ability to express the frustrations of modern man, as well as his freshness and spontaneity. Although the vast majority of studies on this Spanish director have focused on women and the gay world, his films are crowded with many types and archetypes of heterosexual men. This groundbreaking edited volume studies the men in the cinema of Almodóvar from a broad yet comprehensive and complementary perspective. Each chapter of All About Almodóvar’s Men methodically dissects these male characters—their misery and their greatness, their frustrations and their desires—offering a kaleidoscopic view of man that goes beyond the narrow framework in which many studies have locked the rich cinema of Almodóvar.

Table Of Contents

  • Cover
  • Title
  • Copyright
  • About the author
  • About the book
  • This eBook can be cited
  • Contents
  • 1. The Multifaceted Man in the Cinema of Almódovar (Juan Rey)
  • 2. The Villanous Man: Evil as the Incarnation of Masculinity (Salomé Sola-Morales)
  • 3. The Seductive Man: The Long Shadow of Don Juan (Mónica Barr ientos-Bueno)
  • 4. The Tormented Man: Crisis of Male Hegemonic Imperatives (Luis Alfonso Guadarrama Rico / Jannet Valero Vilchis)
  • 5. Queer Masculinities: Evolution of Homosexual, Transsexual, and Queer Characters (Lorena López-Font / Carlos Fanjul-Peyró / Cristina González-Oñate)
  • 6. The (Anti)Caring Man: Exploring Care and Protection in Masculinity Roles (Víctor Hernández-Santaolalla / Javier Lozano Delmar)
  • 7. The Invisible Man: Nothing About My Father (Antonio Molina Flores)
  • 8. The Violent Man: Aggressiveness as a Masculine Quality (Manuel Garrido-Lora)
  • 9. The Son: From Corporeal Representation to the Indelible Memory (Alberto Hermida / Sergio Cobo-Durán)
  • 10. The Liquid Man: Between the Old and the Postmodern (Adrián Huici Módenes)
  • 11. The Satyr Man: (Hetero)Sexual Male Activity (Lucía Caro-Castaño / David Selva-Ruiz)
  • 12. The Castrated Man: Between Physical and Mental Disability (Francisco Javier Gómez-Pérez / José Patricio Pérez-Rufí)
  • 13. The National Man: The Iberian Macho (María del Mar Ramírez Alvarado)
  • 14. The Absent Man: Male Void as Dramatic Causality (Juan J. Vargas-Iglesias)
  • 15. The Cinema of Almodóvar as a Rhizome (Juan J. Vargas-Iglesias)
  • Almodóvar’s Filmography
  • Notes on Contributors
  • Series index

All About
Almodóvar’s Men

EDITED BY

Juan Rey

TRANSLATED BY

Francisco Uceda

About the author

Juan Rey prepared his doctoral thesis "The representation of masculinity in advertising discourse" at the School of Social Communications of the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Milan (Italy) and defended it at the University of Seville (Spain). He was the recipient of the Extraordinary Doctorate Award.

About the book

Pedro Almodóvar is an internationally acclaimed Spanish director. The national and international fascination over Almodóvar’s cinema lies in his ability to reflect the problems of contemporary society, his lucidity in combining the urban and the rural, his ability to express the frustrations of modern man, as well as his freshness and spontaneity. Although the vast majority of studies on this Spanish director have focused on women and the gay world, his films are crowded with many types and archetypes of heterosexual men. This groundbreaking edited volume studies the men in the cinema of Almodóvar from a broad yet comprehensive and complementary perspective. Each chapter of All About Almodóvar’s Men methodically dissects these male characters—their misery and their greatness, their frustrations and their desires—offering a kaleidoscopic view of man that goes beyond the narrow framework in which many studies have locked the rich cinema of Almodóvar.

This eBook can be cited

This edition of the eBook can be cited. To enable this we have marked the start and end of a page. In cases where a word straddles a page break, the marker is placed inside the word at exactly the same position as in the physical book. This means that occasionally a word might be bifurcated by this marker.

Details

Pages
VI, 172
ISBN (PDF)
9781433138652
ISBN (ePUB)
9781433138669
ISBN (MOBI)
9781433138676
ISBN (Hardcover)
9781433138645
Language
English
Publication date
2017 (August)
Published
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 2017. VI, 172 pp.

Biographical notes

Juan Rey (Volume editor)

Juan Rey prepared his doctoral thesis "The representation of masculinity in advertising discourse" at the School of Social Communications of the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Milan (Italy) and defended it at the University of Seville (Spain). He was the recipient of the Extraordinary Doctorate Award.

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